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KEYNOTES 

1 . At this phase plans are vague and in the developmental stages 

2. K4any ideas may surface and hold promise 

3. These initial plans pertain to various aspects of life including 
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INITIAL 
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LIFE PLANS 
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SHEET: 1 of 4 



Phase I 



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At the beginning of Freshman Orienta- 
tion Week, the students are separated 
into groups according to their last names. 
This group listens attentively as their 
navigators, Lasean Davis and Tahia 
Ruff explain the games they will play 
throughout the day. 



During Freshman Orientation, the 
Enrollment Department uses different 
games to encourage the incoming fresh- 
men students to get to know each other. 
This freshman student shows strength and 
agility as he climbs over the inflatable ob- 
stacle course while the members of his 
orientation group cheer him on. 






On a sunny, slightly beezy, afternoon, over five hundred freshmen and transfer students 
said goodbye to family, parents, and loved ones as they officially became men and women of 
Oakwood. 

Parents had been saying goodbye to their children throughout the registration week, but 
the culmination of the parents' departure took place after the president's annual parting ceremony, 
which consisted of a hearty welcome, rousing speeches, and inspirational songs and poetry given 
by faculty and staff members, students, and parents. 



Saying goodbye to family and the comforts of 
home is one of the challenges of freshman year. 
This family pauses for a moment before the Parting 
Ceremony to invoke the Holy Spirit to guide their 
daughter as she begins the school year in her new 
college setting. 



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At the end of the ceremony, the new students 
proudly paraded through the arch, symbohzing the depar- 




ture from their former hves and entrance into the Oakwood 
community; The sadness and anxiety associated with the 
goodbyes were balanced with the excitement and anticipation 
of the Oakwood Experience. 

For many students, the parting ceremony was 
enjoyable and emotional. "I knew I was going to miss my 
mom," Marcus Moss says when thinking back on he and his 
mother's last moment of shared time before Marcus officially 
started his college career. 

Danielle Dupree and her parents thought the 
ceremony was very special. "I did cry. It was a special 
moment. I wasn't going to, but my dad started crying." 
Danielle had already made some friends during the few days 
she had been at Oakwood, which helped make the transition 
a bit smoother. 




Parting is such 
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Tiffany Reynolds enjoyed the ceremony even 
though she felt it could have been a bit more upbeat. "I 
wish they wouldn't have made it so sad," she said. 

However, things brightened toward the end for 
Tiffany and her friends. "We were out of control when we 
went through the arch." 

Jonathan Green's parents left before the actual 
ceremony began, but he and his friends still enjoyed it. "It 
symbolized a stage that's necessary to go through," he says. 
Jonathan's sentiments reflected the freshman class' opinion 
of the ceremony: a little sad, but necessary to go on to their 
next stage in life. For the five hundred plus freshmen, it was 
a mixture of joy and sadness; hope and anxiety; hellos and 
goodbyes for the new school year. 



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As early as Freshman Orientation it was 
apparent that the class of 2008 was unlike any class 
that had preceded it. Yes, they too shed a few tears 
at the parting ceremony and made the transition from 
the familiar and comfortable to the menacing and 
unknown, but what they left behind was nothing 
in comparison to what lay ahead of them. When 
these 513 men and women stepped on this campus, 
they ceased to be mere individuals and molted into 
a vibrant class for whom the sky was the limit. If 
you look hard enough, you can see it in their eyes - a 
refreshing enthusiasm and a burning fire that could 
fuel changes that neither Oakwood nor this world has 
ever seen. 





Within weeks of witnessing the talent of the 
Navigators in the Freshman Orientation step show, the 
freshman class decided to start a step team of its own. 
Before long, freshmen became involved in evey aspect 
of Oakwood life. They came as freshmen, but now 
they have become Oakwood' s Aeolians, Ambassadors, 
USM Senators, NAPS members, class officers and so 
much more. As they gradually blend in and become 
an inseparable part of the larger student body, may 
they never lose their fire and vitality. 



1 micheile wheeler 



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Deshaun Adams 

Jessica Adams 



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Matthew Adams 

Meade Adams 



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Danielle Alexander 
Kassidy Alexander 



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Sheridan Allen-Perry 

Dierdra Alston 



Ashley Ampey 

Joy Anderson 

Nicole Anderson 



Tamara Anderson 

Curt Andrews 

Danielle Arceneaux 



Shaaney Arnold 

Clifton Baker 

Jason Baker 



Frances Baldwin 

Alana Banks 

Anthony Banks 



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Eden Barber 
Christina Barry 
Jason Beale 
Nelson Beato 
Daniel Bedney 
Terrell Black 



Jermaine Blackmon 
Natalie Blake 
Tara Blanchard 
Cortnee Blayton 
Whitney Bolvers 
Piaget Booker 
Marthe Boucard 



Joy Boyce 
Amber Boyd 
Co'ren Boye-Owusu 
Ericka Brent 
LeSean Brereton 
Clenae Brewster 
Kurtis Brooks 



Kristle Brown 
Vanessa Brown 
Yvette Bryan 
Christopher Buckley 
Aminta Bullard 
David Burgess 
Joyvona Burnett 



Yolanda Burris 
Jamar Burrs 
Bradley Butterfield 
Rachelle Cagilus 
Jodel Callins 
Krista Callwood 
Everton Campbell 



Faith Carlisle 
Crystal Carr 
Shanae Can- 
Danielle Carrington 
Ja'Neil Carrington 
Amber Carter 
\ Kendra Carter 



Samantha Chamorro 
D'Juvayne Christian 
Nigel Clarke 
Darissa Collins 
Sheilese Combs 
Michael Conner 
Kellen Coopwood 



Christopher Corbin, Sr 
Angela Costa 
Bakari Cowan 
Brian Craig 
Joseph Crawford 
Francisco Cross 
Cecilia Cubilla 



Phase I 



25 



Tyleia Culpepper 



Jasmin Cummings 

Jaygon Daley 

David Daniels 

Kwame Danielson 

Olukayode Dare 

Tristen Darius 



Sade" Darlington 

Vanecia Davidson 

Chanel Davis 

Soleil Davis 

Jessika Dean 

Nathanael J DeCanai 

Meianie Delaney 



Tai DeShields 

Takara Dill 

Kelee Dixon 

Crystal Dolcy 

Kevin Dominique 

Micline Dominique 

Fallone Dorival 



Thomas Dorsett 

Dynelle Douglas 

Shalonta Douglas 

Trice-Ann Douglas 

Daniel Downer 

Imri Doyle 

Antoine Dumas 



Danielle Dupree 
Marcus Dupree 
Ngina Duvra 
Aryn Eddings 
Ashley Eddings 
Robert Edmond 
Eristan Edouard 



Evonna Edwards 

Heylon Edwards 

Ronnie Elcan 

Jessica Eliacm 

Matthew English 

Sabrina Etienne 

Whitney Evans 



Jasmine Pagan 

Bryan Falconer 

Larry Fannon 

Sherwin Faria 

Victor Felix 

Latoya Ferdinand ; 

Chaniqua Ferguson 



Jason Fields 

Christopher Flowers 

Joseph Footman 

Ashley Ford 

Kimberly Forde 

Judeth Fortune 

Brian Foster 



26 



Phase I 





Holly Foster 



20'-4" 



, Ra'shonda Foster 
J Tadia Foster 



Terry Foster 
Vanessa Foster 
Brittnie Fowler 



David Francis 
/* Deleon Francis 
' / Shane Francis 



Camille Franklin 
Alexandrea Frye 
Ingrid Fuqua 



4 Breoni Futch 
Danae Gaiter 
Saba Gashugi 



Fareeda Gayle 
Urana George 
Eugene Gibbons 



Jonathan Gibbons 
/•" Anthea Gibson 
Andre Gilbert 



f Joseph Gilbert 
t Nicholas Gilliam 
t Andre' Gittens 



.,j... i-Mm' require perik 



'<S/iyrl \A/. 



Angela Rivers 



Pkm' ^aii kcMi'^ "t^te^-^traf (f&m 



jdai-mu 



Taniara Anderson 



Mcj' ^uMre pmi' are t^ie "mme m' 
emifme ek, t& /jeeme mceiifid 
Suf Fm di^(0wt: I'm pkmin§' W 
kcmnear^acWr " 



Leon Simmons 



Phase I 27 



Aarica Godley 

Delawno Gooden 

Novella Gordon 



Stephen Goulboume 

Dorian Graham 

Whitney Grandison 



Denise Grant 

Doreen Grant 

Evette Grant 



John Gray 

Domonique Green 

Jonathan Green 



Bemadette Gregary 

Erin Grey 

Lisa Marie Hall 



Rico Hall 

Corey Halley 

Nathaniel Hamilton 




Nicholas Hamilton 

William Hammond III 

Remisha Harley 



Charissa Harrigan 

Candeis Harris 

Ingrid Harris 



SVioui Vourulf frlendt' 



Antoine Dumas 



\ViJtN AikltP "\VjJAt'6 M<?^T IMP^R-TANT TO YCUP" ANT(?IME 
IMMtPIATtLY AN6\VE.E.i. "'b^\tic; FeitNPLY." AMT(?lNt &&UE.\/E.6 
^,,.^^^^,-„ r- .,,^,„ r, .^^ -'-, LICiJT^F Jt6U6 IM E.VtE.rTiJlN<; 
Ut P(7E.A ANP &£CAU6t ^FTJJlA Ut DOQi> Ni?T MiNP C;0\tiq OUT OF 
li\i> \VAY T^ lM(7UIE.E. A&^UT :bOMQ.OKQ^i> PAY. CiVt A FE.ItNPLY 
6MILt AMP \\/(?E.P, OR. EI\IC(7UI2ACt A PtE.6(?M \\/H^':b F^tLlNcT 
DO\W. "Y^UE. P£E.i>^l\lAUTY 16 C^N6TANTLY itJAPlNcj- (7TJ-ltE.A," 



\\/;JiaJ 16 THE. E.EA6(?N \VjJY ANT(?INlt £MPiJA6IZE.P T^JAT 116 
IMP^E-TANT F(?E- UlM TO t>UO\\/ JjIM^tLF T^ &t FE-I^NPLY 



-Jov Anderson 



fiMU. CoAAtAiAllf ' 




Kassidv Alexander 



"If I PIPN't HAVQ. FE.IE.NP6, I'p &Q. 6UCH a L^^N^LY 
PtE6(?l\l," 6AY6 ICa66IPY AlEXANP^E W/ITU A66UEANCt 
T-Ut PEIMAEY EEA6^N 15 e>Q.CAUi>Q- TJJl6 i^CIAL &UTTtEFLY 
16 tNtE.CIZE.P &Y Pt(7PLt: 6Ut CAN MtE.T ANY<?NE. ANP HA^LQ. 
TiJ^M iJ^E FEItNP. ANP ACCtf'EPlNC Tf? I^Ji^6IPY, "(^C 16 A 
c;OOD PLACQ. to MAkCt FEItNP6." 

fEIE.NP6 AEE. iiUCli AN IMP^ETANT A6Pta' OF klA66IPY'6 
LIFE THAT 6iJt tlA6 MAlNTAlNtP iJ^E FEItNP6tllP VlTJJ tltE 
&E.6T FEItNP 6INCE. 6tC(?NP CEAPt A6 AN ILLU6TEATI<9N 
OF liO\V LIFE 16 E.NJJANc:tP &Y FEItNP6UlP6 6iJt £XPLJVlN6 
"e.V^EYTJJINc:;' rOU do I6 ten TIME-^ FA6TtE \V;JtN Y<?U jJaVe. 
A FEIE.NP TO DO IT ViTH. IN APPITIfJN TUQ.Y AEt CfEEAT FOR. 
C<?N\/tE6ATI^N, UXUCTJJTEE, ANP 6Ud7PPlNc;-." 

-Joy Anderson 



28 



Phase I 




Nancy Harris 
Samuel Harris 
Tanaysha Harris 
Jeremiah Harvey 
Ian Hayes 
Marcus Hayes 
Afryea Haynes 



Dewitt Henley, Jr 
Randa Hibbler 
Natalie Hickman 
Meaghan Hicks 
Tamarha Hilaire 
Gabrielle Hill 
Richard Hinds 



Natelka Hodge 
Daniel Holder 
Keevon Holdipp 
Nathan Hollie 
Lashay HoUinsid 
JoeNathan Hollis 
Chadwick Holman 



Geneva Horton 
Stephanie Horton 
Heather Howard 
Marcellus Howard 
Lliane Hunter 
Ashley Irvin 
Diontracie Irving 



Clarence Isaacs 
Naomi Israel 
Luram Izquierdo 
Donna Jackson 
Eian Jackson 
Jasmine Jackson 
Kachiri Jackson 



LaDonna Jackson 
Rebekah Jackson 
Timothy Jackson 
Jasmine Jacobs 
Adanna James 
Monique James 
Paul Jarmond 



Devin Jefferies 
Lendy Jerome 
Lindy Jerome 
Christine Jobson 
Amanda Johnson 
Ayanna Johnson 
Jascinth Johnson 



Jon Johnson 
Kareem Johnson 
Whitnei Johnson 
Joel Johnson, Jr 
Kevin Jonce. 
Jadrienne Jones 
Kerwin Jones 



Phase I 



29 



Dave Joseph 
Naomie Joseph 



Ryan Joseph 

Asheena Keith 

Krystal Kenner 

Ashley King 

Terrell King 



Theresa Kirkling 

Connor Knapp 

Vincent Kumura 

Christoper Kyle 

Cara LaBorde 

Manchaz Ladochi 

Stephanie Lattimore 



Stephen Lawrence 

Jeremy Laws 

Adam Lee 

Andrew Lee 

Melissa Lee 

Xavier Lee 

Darell Lennear 



Troy Levy 

Cyrus Lewis 

Jeremy Lewis 

Kelli Lewis 

Steven Lewis 

Kenneth Little 

Jeff Livingston 



Carl Lokko 

Michael Looby 

Nahila Louinis 

Jean-Claude Louis-Jeune 

Ryan Lowe 

Shantel Luckett 

Rahei Lynes 



Alicia Lyons 

Nehemiah Mabry 

Ry'ana Mainess 

David Marshall 

Latoya Marshall 

Rose Martial 

Atsar Martin 



Lisa Martin 

Cecilia Matthews 

Deanna Matthews 

Michael Matthews 

Broden Matthias 

Harry Maurent 

Algerita Mayberry 



Laura Maycock 

Keisha Mayers 
Domonique Mayes 
Amanda McAdams 

Stanley McCall 
Kamila McClean 

Daryl McClure 



30 



Phase I 







Mmpf 




'^j^iM 














Brittany McCowan 
George McCoy, Jr 



Julian McCraclcen 




Cheri McDole 
Cherie McDonald 
Louis McDonald 




Sabrina McGauley 
Martina McGhee 
Frank McGinnis, Jr 




Juwanza Mcintosh 
Micheil Mclver 
Melissa McKenzie 




Jessica McKinnie 
Olnee McLarty 
Chasity McNeil 




Ashlei McPhaull 
Cynthia Mecene 
Krissan Medford 




Morgan Medlock 
Dashawn Menefee 
Shari Miles 




Cherie Miller 
LaRon Miller 
Eric Miller, Jr 



20'-4" 



"Prmm-BmUm caiimapian w (0L ' 

Kevin Domonique 






Darissa Collins 



Piam^ ,^M /jecai{'^ yeopfe fi^r; up. " 

Jasmine Jackson 



Phase I 



31 



Sheryl Mims 

Andre Mingo 

Courtney Mingo 



Kenya Mitchell 
Nicole Mitchell 
Sasha Mitchell 



Anthony Moore 
Melissa Moore 
Evelyn Morgan 



Perri Morgan 

Vanity Morgan 

James Morgan, III 



Michaelle Moricin 
Jasmine Morris 
Lauren Morrow 



Survival Mose 

Quamille Moses 

Marcus Moss 



Michael Moss, Jr 

Anthony Murphy, Jr 

Lashawn Myers 



Calvin Myrie 

Seth Newman 

Kedene Newton 




k Corvf IdtACt 



Michael Vance 



"I DCH'j TUlNkl A&^UT IT: I JU5T PO IT," 6TATE.6 

MiCtlAEL VaUCQ. &(7LPLY \V;J£N EXPE.t55lHc;i 

! 
li\i> A&6ENCt Of FEAE. IN THE FACL Of TE.YlNc; \ 

i>OM^jH\Hc; New/ or. PIFFE.I2.tNT-\VUE.TLltE. IT &E A 

ATliANCt TEACUEE. (7E. A NtW J^&. 

MiCHAE-L e>aLIE.\/E^ TtlAT &ElHc; C(7HFiPE.HT IN 
(7HE6E.LF ANP ^NE.'i A&ILITIE.A. 16 AN AA6E.T. 
\\/l4lCLl ilE. VALUEii t;E.&ATLY. iJ(?\\/£.\/E.E. UE 
E.MPUA5IZEi) TilAT E.VtN IN TUE MID5T ^F iJl5 PE.- 
CI5I\/ENE^6 He. 6TILL VALUED (PTtlEE. PE(?PLe'a 
APVICE. TtJE METU^P UE UiEA IN W/EICiJlNC THI6 
APVICE IA that IT "pEPENPA M W/UETHEE, ^E. N(7T' 
I liN(7\V ANP CAEE AE.(7UT TiJEM." 



-Joy Anderson 



Tkt CoM)HtMl(Uiif or 

Lisa Hall 



\W, 



I CAN TALkl A&i7UT ANYTJJINC 6TATE6 LliA 

JJall pueiNc:; an aNimatep ANP exHiuxeatiNc 

C(?N\/EE6ATWN, XVHlCil IN THE ENP PE<?VE6 HEE i 
statement to &E TEUE. LliA CAN INPEEP TALkl i 
TO ANY(7NE AE>0UT ANYTHINC ANP AHE 0OQ.i} IT 
\\/ITH THE EA6E ^F ANY (JE-EAT C^N\/EE5ATI(7N- 



JJeE L^VE Of VEE&AL C(7MMUNICATI(7N C^MEiJ 
FEi7M HEE PEilEE TO &E AE(7UNP HAPPY 
PE(7PLE. "I LIliE IT \VHEN I CAN MAklE 6^ME^NE 
UXUCH; IT MAKlEi ME FEEL C;OOD TOo" C^MlNt; 
FE/7M A FUN-L^VlNc; FAMILY. \T i> N(7 \\/(7NPEE AHE 
(?ET5 5ATI6FACTI^N FE^M BEICHTENiNc; (7THEE 
PE^PLe'6 PAY6. 

-Joy Anderson 




India Nicholas 
Noel Nicolas, Jr 
Charles Nugent 
Ugochukmu Nwaerema 
Timothy Olaore 
Amanda Oliver 
Lakeisha Oston 



Nathalie Ottley 
Shaun Palmer 
Sherelle Palmer 
Walter Palmer, Jr 
Elise Patrickson 
Karlyne Paul 
Chantel Paulicin 



Shepard Penick 
Rhonitta Pennyfeather 
Kanetha Peters 
Candace Peterson 
Gerald Phillips 
Lindsay Phillips 
Winston Phipps 



Elliot Pitcher 
Chantel Plante 
Jonathan Polite 
Karin Pollard 
Leslie Pollock 
Tammy Pondexter 
Jonathan Potch 



Geneira Poulis 
Naomi Powell 
DeNeil Preston 
Meghan Prince 
Sara Pritchett 
Carlos Ray, Jr 
Lauren Reed 



Markel Reed 
Kianna Reid 
Kiah Releford 
Tiffany Reynolds 
Shasmine Rice 
Reyniak Richards 
Angela Rivers 



Joice Robbins 
Kirk Roberson 
David Roberts 
David Robinson 
Marquita Robinson 
Brandon Rose 
Jarrett Roseborough 



Carolina Ross 
Joyce Ross 
Ladonna Ross 
Charisse Rox 
Janelle Ruhumuliza 
Imani Rutledge 
Mushianah Sales 



Phase I 



33 



Arika Sampson 
Sherene Samuels 



Zachary Saunders 

Alana Scott 

Endia Scott 

Erica Scott 

Lynda Scott 



Empress Selassie 

Romane, Shaw 

Emily Shay 

Alaya Sheardon 

Ralph Shelton 

Roscoe Shields, Jr 

Kimberly Shirl 



Tiffany Silvera /^ 
Jared Simmons 
Leon Simmons 
Rhonda Simmons 
Shanell Simmons ly, 
Robyn Sims -^ 
Ciera Sizer-Squires 



Melanie Slocumb 

Stephen Small 

Brandon Smith 

Demetria Smith 

Domonique Smith \ 

Jarvis Smith 

Newbold Smith 



Queen Smith 
Renee Smith 
Rishee Smith 

Ronald Smith, Jr 

Javaris Snell 

Anikah Solim 

Debo'rah Spates 



Melissa Starks 
Jay Steede 

Sakina Stevens 

Teremah Stevens 

John Stewart, Jr 

Dorion Strothers 

Crystal Strozier 



Andria Summers 

Eric Sumpter 

Christianlyn Sutton 

Jasmine Swain 

Monique Sylvester 

Whitney Sylvester 

Jonathan Tankard 



David Tatum 
Aynisha Taylor 
Brittany Taylor 
Doretha Taylor 
Jonathan Taylor 
Richard Teasley, III 
Akil Telesford 



34 



Phase I 













.!,_ 





Dorothy Thelusma 
Akil Thomas 



Christi Thomas 



David Thomas 
Felecia Thomas 
Raymond Thomas 



Sir John Thomas 
Tamille Thomas 
Caleisha Thompkins 




Tricia Tomhn 
Courtney Toombs 
Danielle Terrain 



/A 




Kenneth Torrence 
Tanisha Townsend 
Loren Tross 



Keitha Trott 
Elsie Tucker 
Tiffany Turner 



20'-4" 



Mij^ ptam pr die pMre are t^ ^'p- 
B heaven li^f'M' &I ali andmrndw 
k a mmmarij doctor, " 



Marcus Moss 



Arlette Thompson 
Daniel Thompson 
Stephanie Thompson 






wwk and dsBrmlmUm- " 


Tibytha Thompson 
Keith Tobias 
Steven Tomlin 


John Thomas 



One pkH' ^/ mine duiP fm km uie^ 
msp/ 14- 7hM '^emem I had pkimed 
m pamf m^ eimm-w pj I'm dding^ 



Marthe Boucard 



Phase I 



35 



Joshua Tyson 

Nkiru Umez 

Sheree Usher 



Alyssa Valcin 

Michael Vance 

Nicholas Vernon 



Stephen Vernon 

Colby Wafer 

St-Louis Walace 



Rayner Walker 

Shameika Walker 

Monica Ward 



Kenneth Warren 

Angela Washington 

Nacara Watford 



Monica D Watson 

Monique Weatherly 

Erica Wells 



Mason Arnell Whigham 

Matthew Whigham 

Ashley White 



Melissa Whittier 

Dwayne Wilhite 

Ariel Williams 



36 



Phase I 




t A^i'^s/y. A 



Walter Fraser 




"I'm a b\q PE.EAME.R," AAY6 W/aLT^E. f EAi£R_ 
Jj(?\\/E.\/E.E., Wdi> aW\C\L TO MA\CQ. a CUAE.IFICA- [ 
TI<?N. jJ^'i f^OT Tilt CA6UAL PAY PE-EAM^E.; 
tll6 PEEAM6 UAVE. PUEP^6E ANP MEANINC 

'TiJiNkiiNc; A&^UT tUe. future m^tiVate6 me, " 
W/altee. c;oQi, oti jo explt^iN. 

JJe PEEAM-i A&(?UT \\/;JAT PliEA6E6 tiE tJi\qiiJ 
CUEE \\/JjEN UE FiNlAJjEi M EPICAL i>aiOC>\-. 
OR. 14^\V PR.OUD li\i> FAMILY W/ILL &E ^F iJlM- 

JJ^w/eVee, peeamiMc; P(?e6 n^t pi^teact iJiM 

FE(?M Cj'E.TnNc;' TiJiNCi'i P^ME ^E MAkliNc; TJJE 
'c;EAPE6. "I DOfi'j JU6T PEEAM; I 00 ViJAT IT 
TAklE6 TO qOT MAI^E 6UEE MY PEEAM6 \VlLL 
E.E ACC^MPLI6JJEP." 

-Joy Anderson 



■jg'X gy:^ ■ n^ * ^Tjffl ail 



Amber Bovd 




"Ifi IMP^ETANt T^ MAINTAIN iNTEq-EITY IN 
i>TEE66FUL 6ITUATI^N6," 6TATE6 Am&EEi 
&^YP. ANP \\/UILE 6JJE EEALIZE6 IT CAN &E, 
UAEP T^ INTECEATE INTEC7EITY INT^ EVEEYPAY 
ENC^UNTEE6, It'6 6^METiJlN<; :f>;JE iTElVEi TC\ 
00. Ho MATTEE \\/tlAT LIFE THE^\V6 AT iJEE. 

"I P^N't TiJlNl^ TWICE &EF(?EE I iPEAkl OR 
act" Am&EE 6AY6, "I TJJlNkl MULTIPLE TIME6,' 

Intec;eity to Am&ee i6 peepee taJaN tell- 
iNc;- tUe teutj-I or. maintaining;- 6elf coHtrol 

"Ifi ATAYiNc; TEUE TO MY6ELF ANP &EINC; 
±,TR.Oti<^ W/tlEN IT C^ME6 TO \\/;JAT I iTANC 



-Joy Anderson 



i 




Delia Williams 
Eric Williams 
Gabrielle Williams 
Tristan Williams 
Adana Wilson 
Dominique Wilson 
Justin Wilson 



Marcus Winkfield 
Donniece Wright 
Jerel Wright 
Priscilla Yankson 
Jeanette Yeboah 
Allamar Young 
Vemitra Yountz 



M^ pim pr the future i.i' f^ "§ef 
married t& I^ie mieM^, m^ifuneier- 
^im perm In the 



Fareeda Gayle 



7'm a pee-it^ier 



Ap&m^aik "h^hen pu don't think 
itthrmi^; " 



Joseph Footman 



Geneva Horton 



To k 'Uieceup^ - pttm thrmi^' 
mpurp&nS: 



Breoni Futch 



Mmni' 



For uwce'U^ui pkM' "place piir^l^- 
a rmmd people who have ik mm 
§oah' and oiijectim tkzt pii ham " 



Emily Shay 



Evette Grant 



Phase I 



37 



Kevin M. Barnease 



Lew expeiien.ce: 



During College Days, the students 
are exposed to both the academic and 
spiritual side of Oakwood. Students 
reverently bow their heads for a word of 
prayer before launching into the activities 
planned for the day. 



Each department is responsible for 
advertising their available majors to the 
high school seniors. One of the visiting 
students trys her hand at "The Bubble Ex- 
periment." which is designed to encourage 
student participation. 



=-^/- 



Brittany Taylor 



Brittany Taylor 



Each department is responsible for 
advertising their available majors to the 
high school seniors. One of the visiting 
students tries her hand at "The Bubble Ex- 
periment." which is designed to encourage 
student participation. 



A proud History major is garbed in a 
traditional Native American costume 
in hopes of attracting .some prospective 
students to the department. 



».. 



38 



Phase I 



# \., 



Clamoring students spilled out of a variety of buses, 
some bearing school logos, others rented for the occasion, 
while those hailing from far off places, such as Bermuda, 
opted to fly. Finally, all were present early Sunday morning, 
hoping to get a taste, although brief, of college life. 

The three day event was filled with excitement, antici- 
pation, and a myriad of information. Not only was it a time to 
get to know about Oakwood College's rich history and visit 
family and friends currently in attendance, but it was also a 
chance for current students and faculty members to envision 
college seniors from around the country as future Oakwood- 
ites. 

While College Days typically starts off with the annu- 
al concert featuring musical selections from Dynamic Praise, 
the Aeolians, and a drama presentation by Mkono-Nia, this 



year a change of venue took place, moving the event from the 




Oakwood College Church to Madison Mission SDA Church. 

In addition, the high school senior students battled 
Oakwood College freshmen on the basketball court producing- 
surprising results for all who attended. While the high school 
ladies prevailed over the Oakwood freshmen, the Oakwood 
men held their ground and returned home with a victory over 
the visitors. 

The highlight, and most interactive part of the weekend, 
took place in Ashby Auditorium in the form of a fair. There, 
individual departments, clubs and organizations made presenta- 
tions about majors offered, student life, financial information 
and activities that take place over the course of the school year. 
This event, designed to help students make decisions for col- 
lege plans, was successful in many respects and showed many 
promises for the future. 



by darnel le .iubm 




Phase I 



39 



regis 




at! on 






jooathaxTwillis 




"I hate registration. Everybody has drama at registration even if 
they pre-register. Every year this happens: my mom works for the 
conference and I have scholarships that are never apphed to my 
account. I thought it would be better, but it wasn't. You never 
get the right answer; they just send you all around. I just wanted- 
to move in and shower. I woke up at 7 am, got here at 7:45 am, 
and the line was all the way down to the gym. This happens every 
year." 

shtakieernataylor 




"I didn't clear until late September. Registration was easy phys- 
ically but not emotionally. Classes got dropped mid-September, 
so I had to get permission from Ms. Booth and Mr. Braithwaite 
to get classes put back in. It was hard, but thank God for them; 
they let me put them back in. 

At first I was hesitant about going to class, but my mom said I 
should talk to Student Accounts, but I just kept going. It was 
on my mind every second of every day." 




40 



Phase I 



(getting, set-up) 



Some friends meet up again at registration after the long 
summer months, while others meet for the first time. 




-New residents at Peterson Hall, along with their parents, are oriented to the new routine 
of dorm life. 



Jerome Cornwall finds a moment of humor as he gets his bill regenerated. 



Phase I 



41 




Despite not being in their home states, 
students from all over register to vote 
during various voter rallies throughout 
campus. 



The spirit of voting on the 2nd of 
November was thick on cainpus. 
Students display their patriotism 
with flags, hats, and other votmg 
related paraphemaha all suggest- 
ing one thing: VOTE. 



i( 



vote or die!" 




For some, November 2, 2004 i.s not merely about voting for 
KeiTy or Bush, it is an opportunity for the younger population 
of eligible voters to exercise its right to make a difference, 
through voting. 



42 



Phase I 



Damion Miller 



making it . 



t 



The TV blared and worried students scrambled to tally votes in the Student Center of Ford 
Hall on the night of November 2. The scene was reminiscent of a broadcast from CNN 
Crossfire or MSNBC Talk Box as students fired reasons for voting for one candidate over 
the other. On any given evening leading up to the elections, one could find political debates 
-blazing among students campus wide. 

Many students, both on campus and nationwide, voted for the first time due to P. Diddy's 

"Vote or Die" campaign and MTV's promptings of 
"20 Million Loud." In addition, various organiza- 
tions on campus, such as Student Activities, led by 
Mrs. Marjorie Robinson, and the Pre-Law Society, 
encouraged participation through multiple voter 
drives. 



Most Americans went to bed without knowing the 
final results of the election because of heightened 
scrutiny in voter tally and due to the fact that this 
year boasted a stronger voter turnout than any other. 
Amidst debate, though minor in comparison to the 
2000 election, George W. Bush was elected to serve 
his second term as president. 





iM^ 



-Kevin M. Barnease and Rachel Lemons 



ih^dir COl>| h^l¥lMM£^ iMh llberf ^ ijni 



Miles Rashad 



As the day to vote approaches, buildings 
on campus are flooded with posters bear- 
ing messages encouraging students and 
faculty members to vote. 



Ivitlct for ilt 



Phase I 



43 



making 





Marcus found his best gift in the dumpster, and now he finds it hard to part 
with it. While freshman Marcus Moss was dumping his trash at the Edwards 
Hall dumpster, a gleam caught his eye. There, leaned against the bin, was a 
well-worn bike; and while Marcus longed to take it and claim it as his own, 
he determined to leave it for its rightful owner. Several weeks later, while 
following his routine to take out the trash, Marcus spotted the same bike and 
decided right then and there to take it as his own. 

Though the bike was worn and needed work, Marcus was well-experienced 
in this area and willing to put in the necessary work. During his childhood, 
he and his father were accustomed to fixing bicycles for their personal use, 
as well as for kids on their block who were unable to purchase bicycles for 
themselves. 

Contrary to common practice, Marcus has choosen his bike as his mode 
of transportation. In fact, he confessed that at times he has ridden as far as 
the Mall, Office Depot and the Slave Cemetary. 



-Rachel Lemons 
I 



(getting.around) 





44 



Phase I 




shortenin' the 



donnellcollins 

"The main reason that I invested in a 
bicycle, besides the exercise aspect, 
is that I optimize my time getting to 
and from classes. For example, Blake 
Center to Cooper Complex, straight 
shot, 37 seconds flat!" 













nathanandersoh 

"I have always wanted a motorcycle. 
One day the opportunity presented itself 
and I seized it. Riding frees my mind, 
heart & soul. It also frees my wallet (gas 
money, of course)." 



reubenroundtree 

"I bought my car because it is fast. It is 
sexy. The handles are good and I look 
good in red. I bought it for $500 from 
this guy's backyard and it didn't have 
anything! I basically had to put every- 
thing on it. I drove it from Kansas City 
to Huntsville. By the way, her name is 
'Little Red Riding Hood.'" 



c'i4on and tajce a walk with me 



Although the idea of walking is shunned by many who choose to drive from class to class, alternatives are sprouting 
up around campus. While many walk because of choice. Junior Naomie Paul shares, "I walk everywhere because I 
don't have a car. I guess that I can't really complain because it is the only type of exercise that I get. Even when the 
weather is not the best, or when I just don't feel like it, I walk anyway. It is the only way that I get around." Many are 
also encouraged to walk as a result of the Fitness Campaign promoted from the Student Activities office. Pedometers 
from McDonalds were passed out to students so that steps could be tallied and recorded from day-to-day. Students were 
encouraged to reach at least 1 1 ,000 steps per day. 






(style.fashion) 



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46 Phase I 




Fashion is that funny thing that changes from day to day and 
often leaves a dirty stain on old photographs, which many 
people wish they could erase years later. Style is something 
much more long-lasting, something teeming with character. 
It is often teamed up with words like classic and timeless. 

This season saw many variations that were fun, funky and 
flirty. Women's fashion boasted ponchos, stilettos and lots 
of layers. During the summer months, the trend of capris 
slowly waned while fur-lined boots teamed with ruffled minis 
crept into many women's closets. On the other hand, men's 
fashion altered slightly to include looks that were both classy 
and funky. This was done by sporting sports coats with jeans, 
classic shoes and caps. 

-Rachel Lemons 



Miles Mdfihud 




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Ford Hall is one of the main places to 
kick back on campus. On any given 
night, students can be found lounging in 
the TV room, playing pool or videogames, 
orjust hanging out. 



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Everybody deserves a break, especially students, who 

are constantly pulled by multiple demands from multiple g^jfj j i^ 

teachers; and students find many ways to relax. Some 

enjoy spending their down time in Ford Hall watching TV, 

playing pool or spinning up a game of ping-pong. Others 

prefer more physical activity and hit the skating rink or visit 

the pool. Derrick Mitchell, like many, enjoys "watching 

football." He also shares that he likes to "kick back and 

relax." Senior Shareene Caleb confesses that when the 

stresses of school are getting her down, a good round of 

shopping is just the ticket to lift her spirits. This method, 

enjoyed by many students, provides the opportunity for a 

change of scenery, adds a bit of color to the wardrobe and 

is guaranteed to brighten faces with smiles. 

-Rachel Lemons 





I usually try to catch the 
%♦ T'Wolves whenever they 
play. Kevin Garnett AKA 
KG is a spectacular player 
who always brings a great 
performance. I also like 
watching the Miami Heat 
now that they have Shaq. Of 
course, I am eating while I am 

doing all of this." 

keiTLnethvvilliarns 




"Normally, I am playing 
Madden 2005 and whooping 
my friends. Or eating. Or en- 
joying my rest, which is what 
I do best." 

ericjeromehall 





Miles Rashaad pauses for inspiration before he takes his last 
few shots. 



The Pool Room is a popular spot for students who are serious 
about finding good competition and honing their pool skills. 




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"He looked like an intellectual crab," said Erica Eddings with a smile, "so we named him Winston." 
Erica continued to describe the dorm pet as conservative, introverted and full of personality. Now 
Winston can boast to being the first male resident of Cunningham Hall, home to many upperclass- 
men women. Although Winston is a hermit crab, he has learned to come out of his shell to bask in 
the affection the residents have to share. 



While Winston was never shunned, his initial welcome 
was not nearly as warm as his current reception. Now 
the residents affectionately coo over him as they pass his 
sand-lined cage to head to their rooms. Erica remembered 
when she first met Winston, he occupied a space much 
smaller than the "mansion" he now enjoys. "Then," 
she said, "no one really paid him attention." And as an 
animal-lover. Erica felt it was only fitting that Winston 
should receive the love and care he deserved. 

Because policy does not allow students to keep pets in 
the residence halls, on-campus residents have pets vicari- 
ously through off-campus students. Choices range from 
fish to snakes to dogs, in Louis Vuitton bags, to large 
dalmatians. 



Some, such as Freshman Matthew Adams, opt for less 
conventional creatures, such as Centurion. Centurion is a millipede the size of a caterpiller who 
crawled freely as Matthew explained that he didn't want to place a run-of-the-mill name on the 
creature such as Milly or Willy. Matthew found the creature "in his natural habitat" at the rock 
quarry. Matthew, who appeared comfortable with his multi-legged friend, apparently did not want 
a run-of-the-mill pet either, just going to show there there is a perfect pet for everyone. 




Cunningham Hall has opted to keep Winston, 
a hermit crab, in the lobby so that all the resi- 
dents can share in the joy of his presence. 



Nicole Haushton 




Centurion, a millipede, occupies a box 
in freshmen Matthew Adams' room that 
simulates his natural habitat with leaves 
and orange peels. 



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Senior Jody-Spraggins Scott enjoyed a short stint at 
McAlister's Deli before making the move to the Madi- 
son Square Mali's Airbrush Shop. 



Local restaurants are great spots for students to find 
flexible hours and great earning potential in tips. 
Pierre Cantave, Marcia Woodson and Jonathan Fowler 
represent on staff at the local Macaroni Grill. 



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On Target ! 

Target is a local employer of students, 
many of whom serve on the front lines 
as cashiers and others who are behind 
the scenes stocking the shelves at night 
to replace items that have been purchased 
throughout the day. Students have stated 
that the hours are long and the work is 
often tiring. 



All photos by Miles Rashad 



Phase I 




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p«-a 



(employment) 



While many students 
were previously employed on 
campus, changes of this year, 
which restricted cash-in-hand, 
forced many students to look 
for a new employer. Now, more 
than before, the name of local 
companies invoke images of an 
employer of Oakwood students, 
such as West, Madison Square 
Mall and local restaurants. Stu- 
dents target these companies 
for their flexibility in schedul- 
ing, their resonable wages and 
because they are familiar with 
the company through the expe- 
riences of friends. On the other 
hand, the College continues to 
provide job opportunities for 
students as assistants in offices 
in laboratories and for profes- 
sors. 




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stepHanie-Korton 



"Culture shock" is how freshnAn Sti)hanie Horton described living in Carter 
Hall. Like many of the freshn^women, Carter Hall was her first dorm ex- 
perience. She soon found that Carter was the "hardest dorm to live in" with 
a plethora of constraining rules and reprimanding fines. "There are fines for 
everything," she says. "Fines for not going to worship upset me the most." 

In her opinion, however, life in Carter Hall isn't all negative. She's glad 
for the new opportunity to make friends in a supportive environment where 
everyone has the common ground of "just having to deal with it." 



She fondly remembers her birthday. It took place after just two weeks of 
being in the dorm. She was physically sick and missing home a little bit, 
but her spirits were lifted when her roommate organized all the ladies on her 
wing to sing her "Happy Birthday." 



Now, she has learned to appreciate Carter Hall. She admits, "it was differ- 
ent being around all these girls," but Stephanie shares that now she can call 
some of these girls her friends. 



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west oaks 




Phase I 55 i 



Living off-campus has 
its benefits, sucli as be- 
ing able to choose deco 
rations and not havin-j 
to wait for the shov ei 
during the morning ru-.li 
to class. 




Freshmen are usually 
the most enamored with 
dorm life, because the 
entire experience of 
friends and dorm life 
is new. 



Phase I 




Not many college students have to worry about paying a gar- 
dener to landscape the yard, fret with fixing the garage door 
or concern themselves with the dripping ceiling in the laundry 
room. Therefore it's safe to say that Allycin Powell-Hicks' 
living situation is anything but typical, because these are just 
some of the issues she has to deal with when she comes home 
from school. 

Unlike the typical student, Allycin resides down the street 
from President Baker in a spacious pink brick home located in 
the subdivision of Anderson Hills. In fact, she notes, "some- 
times I see Dr. Baker driving past my house on his way to 
work." 



Moving in is often tough 
after being home for the 
month of winter break. 
These freshmen men try to 
make themselves at home in 
their dorm space. 




-Allycin' s family lives in California, but maintains a residence 
in Alabama. However simple that sounds, purchasing wasn't 
so simple. Allycin said that it was difficult for her mother 
to find just the right buy; however, once she spotted it, she 
snatched it off the market. While Allycin' s living situation 

Js anything but conventional, she manages to maintain some- 
sense of normalcy by sharing the house with a cousin, which 
means she has her own space, while still allowing for typical 
college friendship. 



Phase I 



57 




Many say that a student's first road trip 
is tiie infamous trip down to sciiool 
for the first time. This family wasted 
no space in preparing their student for 
school. 



Phase I 



'•fr::- 



Vicole Haughton 



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hitting 




Traveling Atlanta's public 
transportation system is al- 
ways enjoyed for its conve- 
nience and ease of travel. 




Roadtrip!! With Atlanta three hours to the southeast, Nashville one and a half hour to the northeast, and Birming- 
ham just forty-five minutes south of Huntsville, it's easy to see why they are destinations of choice. Many students 
choose to spend their weekends away for entertainment, shopping and concerts, especially when a Monday holiday, 
such as Labor Day or Martin Luther King's Day, comes around. Unfortunately, on a college budget and with gas 
prices ranging from $1.65 to $1.83, it is easy to understand why many decide to stay put as opposed to roaming. 

Senior Biology and Spanish major, Nicole Haughton, decided to take a quick road trip to her home state of Mary- 
Jand to pick-up her first car, a black Hyundai Elantra GL. Because the drive can top twelve hours, she decided to 
bring two friends, senior Finance and International Studies major, Rachel Lemons and junior Theology major Tim 
Ongwela to shoulder the driving load and share a couple of laughs. Unexpectedly, Tim braved the snow and traf- 
fic alone, as Nicole and Rachel kept him company and shared the responsibilities of navigating. When Nicole was 
asked what she liked most about taking long drives, she quickly responded, "you get to think." Others take joy in the 
opportunity to travel, no matter how close or how far. Roadtrips are just an integral part of the college experience. 




Phase I 



59 



Reuel Field 




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By Morgan Medlock 



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"Even though we attend a historically black college, it is amazing to me how many different nationalities and 
cultures we have at our school. I've met so many different types of people with different backgrounds," says 
Nicole Carter, a Business Marketing major. Students and faculty alike hail from many foreign countries 
and over 40 states, representing Canada, England, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, and Jamaica, to name a few. While 
some called Africa home, such as Mr. Selassie, a Finance professor and Mrs. Selassie, Manager of the Post 
Office, who are from the East African country of Eritrea, others, such as Blaine Allen, live in 





Toronto, Canada, which while technically lies in another country, remains within driving distance to the 
school. Bethani McDaniel, a Physical Therapy major, says, "I'm beginning to learn new and exciting things 
about people from different countries that attend Oakwood, and that has made my Oakwood experience 
more enlightening." 



Nicole Haughton 



Alina Mitchell I 



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Josie Valentin 



Kelan Fielder 
Jacquece Moss 



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Kelli Smith 





hour 



Life is beautiful. I've just had my soul fed at church and now my 
physical body is telling me it's its turn. It's time for the holiest of" 
meals, Sabbath dinner. 

It is a hunt in a sense. The natural life force drives us to seek 
food. Our taste buds send us to look for good food, and our 
socialization skills tell us to seek good company. To some 
the search for after-church nourishment starts as early as a 
week prior. Others depend on the kindness of friends, or even 
friends of friends at the last minute. 

Based on what weekend it is, a person may find oneself with 
three or four invitations, and most people pick based on a few 
things. How far is the drive? Can "so and so" throw down in 
the kitchen? Do I have to bring something? 

The Sabbath dinner has a set of rules all its own. There are 
three basic necessities to a successful one: good conversa- 
tion, good weather, and enough good food. Once those require- 
ments are filled, it's all gravy. 



When in Rome, do as the Romans 
do. Many have rules about wearing 
shoes in their homes, and in order to 
eat. the rules must be followed. 





Photos taken by Miles Rashad, Kevin M. Bamease and J. Sylvester 



62 



Phase I 



When deciding between mul- 
tiple dinner invitations, often 
times a person will dinner hop 
or choose the dinner where 
the best company will be in 
attendance. 




*^^r 





Friends find fun in spending the hours after church cooking 
up a good meal and enjoying good company. 



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63 



Developing new friendships is one of the highhghts of the college experience. 




The years spent in college 
are those in which quality, 
lifelong relationships and 
friendships are born and 
nurtured. 



Due to hectic class sched- 
ules and other campus ob- 
ligations, close friends and 
sometimes even roommates 
do not get to see one other 
much. The cafeteria serves 
as an appropriate arena to 
maintain old friendships 
and build new ones. 




Kex'in M. 



Strenuous practices, trips to away 
games, and having each other's 
backs on the court set the tone for 
a good friendship between team 
members. 



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Phase I 





toJpHer 




"Tell me again, how you became friends?" The 
question could be asked of anyone who roams the 
campus. Many lifelong friendships are forged in 
the heat of the first day of school as students wait 
in registration lines or while they sit in that dreaded 
8 am class. The soft caress of friendship can come 
from commonalities between persons: a choir, an 
intramural team, a club or simply during the course 
of a college career. Days are spent in quiet conver- 
sation about life pains and the joys of youth. Quiet 
enclaves on campus act as conduits for cultivating 
couples. For many, time spent in college provides 
a chance to date; for others this time is spent in 
search of a soulmate. This part of the Oakwood 
experince can be summed up in a simple word. 
Relationships! It is the people at Oakwood that 
make Oakwood. It's what keeps so many people 
coming back. 

Kevin M. Bamease 




(friends) 



Phase I 



65 



Working out can 
be exhausting and a 
little rest is always 
appreciated. 



66 




Sometimes working out is Kevin Eamease 

self-motivated and other times 

it is encouraged in PE classes. 

Physical Conditioning requires 

students to run and get in 

shape. 



Walking is one of many ways 
students find exercise, espe- 
cially with the Focus on Fitness 
program instituted by the Student 
Activities department. 



Phase I 




(working.out) 



Double Dutch is a great 
way to keep in shape and to 
enjoy fun. 



let it go 



It's that welcome release of pent up stress and energy spent on the basketball, tennis 
or racquetball court. It's that solitary pounding sound against the pavement. Step.. 
..step. ...step. ..is the sound of feet hitting the ground, catching the rhythm of an early 
morning run before the start of another day. 

Working out provided some students that welcome release of stress and allowed others 
to stay fit, even if they didn't make the squad. While many were self- motivated to 
get out and feel the breeze hit them during a strenous workout, the Office of Student 
Activities felt the need to encourage others to get up and move. Early in the year they 
released a plan to get the campus moving. Armed with pedometers, they introduced 
"the Focus on Fitness program early in the year. It charted the distance from building 
to building on campus and challenged students to trek at least 10,000 steps per day. 

Many other students enjoyed a variety of other activities from early morning Tae Bo 
workouts in the West Oaks Club House to small exercise groups which met at the pool 
.to early morning running buddies. All in the name of getting the campus moving! 



Phase I 



67 




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can't. 




Technology has always been a major convenience in the life of a college student; 
as time has progressed, technology has grown exponentially. Besides allowing a 
student to rush to the computer lab to type a ten-page essay that's due in 2 hours, ^^' 
(making computers about the most important invention since pen and paper) com- 
j)uters also shorten distance as never before. Nowadays, the internet and e-mail |^ 
can form a bridge between the hemispheres of the world within seconds. 



In the last few years, cell phones have gone from being safety tools for young 
drivers to being the fourth basic need for college students. Depending on the Miles Rashad 
-phone, it can double as a camera, walkie-talkie, voice recorder or PDA. Some 
may even consider cellphones to be the glue that has held long distant relation- 
ships together, conveniently allowing for contact with special loved ones without 
having to spend hundreds on phone cards. 

What would that long ride from home be like without a little technology to keep 
the the driver occupied? Music downloads, MP3s, and IPods are quickly on the 
way to replacing CD players. They have entertained on the 2-20 hour flights, car 
rides, and voyages to Oakwood while also providing entertainment as students 
walk from class to class. 




No matter the form in which it presents itself, students have found that technology 
is something they just can't live without. 



-Jeff Livingston 




fjpamion Miller 



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Mervyn Warren 
Provost & Senior Vice-President 











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John Anderson 
Vice-President for 
Academic Affairs 




Sabrina Cotton 
Vice-President for 
Financial Affairs 



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Dedrick Blue 

Vice-President for 

Student Services 



Theodore Gunn, Jr 

Assistant Vice-President 

for Student Services 



James Payne 

Vice-President for 

Information Technology 



Jacquelyn Gates 

Vice-President for Advancemen 

and Development 



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Collins Alexander 



Everett Alexander 

Virginia Alexander 

Karen Anderson 



Lena Andrews 

Robert Andrews 

Vemessa Armour 

Sharon Ashford 



George Ashley 

Flore Aubry-Hamilton 

Enoch Baker 

Gwendolyn Baker 



Susan Baker 

Jorge Batholomew 

Vnerie Battles 

Finbar Benjamin 



Bernard Benn 

Frank Bijvoet 

John Blake 

David Blay 



Frances Bliss 

Derrick Bowe 

Jessie Bradley 

Faye Brathwaite 





Gloria Brooks 
Gretchen Brown 
Jeff Brown 
KoUette Bryant 
Wayne Bucknor 
Marcia Bumette 



Liza Burton 
James Butler 
Gail Caldwell 
Leah Caldwell 
Durand Carrington 
Luetilla Carter 



Roengsak Cartwright 
Audley Chambers 
Emanuel Chester Jr 
Angelique Clay 
Bill Cleveland 
Alton Conwell 



Patrice Conwell 
Malcolm Cort 
Melva Cox 
Sherman Cox 
Gino D'andrade 
Andrienne Dabney 



Edna Dailey 
Joseph Dailey 
Cecily Daly 
Brenda Davis 
Hadassah Davis 
Oliver Davis 



Pamela Davis 
Ruth Davis 
Cassandra DeCoux 
Isadore Desouza 
Wes Dew 
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Kathleen Dobbins 

James Doggette 

Yvonne Donatio 

Carryll Dormer 

Cynthia Douglas 

Kelly Duncanson 



Juliet Durant 
Rennae Elliott 
Robert Engram 
Melody Fields 
Helen Fischle 
Tiaja Fletcher 



Flora Flood 
Norma Flores 

Emma Forde 
Wayne Forde 

Edith Eraser 
Trevor Eraser 



Alfred Frye 

Jannae Gaiter-Francois 

Cheryll Galley ! 

Sylvia Germany 

Waltie Getfield 

Melanie Gibson 



Erika Giles-Hariston 

Patricia Gray 

Lillian Green 

Alfonzo Green Jr 

Sandra Griffin 

Safawo Gullo 



Ruth Gunn 

James Hamer 

Bobby Harrison 

Loma Harrison 

Keitha Hatcher 

Mary Hemingway 




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-JuVaNZA I\/]cINT<76. 




Earl Henry 
Shelly Henry 
Deborah Higgins 
John Hill 



Kyna Hinson 
Tracey Holiday 
Ramona Hyman 
Morris Iheanacho 



Shirley Iheanacho 
Elaine Isaac 
Harold Jacobs 
Annette Jenkins 



Joseph Jeries 
Adam Johnson 
Arlene Johnson 
Jeffrey Johnson 



Paulete Johnson 

Ann Jones 

Odessa Jordan 

Hannah Joseph-Chambers 



Habtalem Kenea 
Japeth Kessio 
Matthew Kirby 
Allou Koko 



Phase I 



75 



Ifeoma Kwesi-Hutton 

Lucile Lacy 

Andy Lampkin 

Henrieta Lathon 

George Lee 

Weldon Lewis 



Tarsee Li 

Delmar Lovejoy 

Rise Lowery 

Seth Lubega 

Jacquelyn Lynch 

Kyle Mackey 



Damion Malone 

Florence Marchand 

Adrienne Matthews 

Nellie Maulsby 

Charles May 

James Mbyirukira 



Stella Mbyirukira 

John McClure 

Timonthy McClure 

Doris A McCrary 

Willie McCrary 

Debra Mebim 



Artie Melancon 

Wilson Miles 

Victoria Miller 

Hattie Mims 

Mavis Mitchell 

Tungesh Mohan 



Lisa Moncur 

Gracie Monroe 

Carol Moore 

Carolyn Morris 

Sherita Moses-Whitlow 

Marilyn Murriel 



76 



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Craig Newborn 



20'-4" 



Janis Newborn 
Brenell Newman 
Januwoina Nixon 



Phillip Nixon 
John Osei 

Eurydice Osterman 
Onesimus Otieno 



Havovi Patel 
Dorothy Patterson 
Sonia Paul 
Christopher Perry 



Denise Phillips 
Juliaette Phillips 
Janet Poles 
Beverly Preston 



Sumathy Rahman 
Michelle Ramey 
Raymond Randriamahefa 
Evangeline Rivers 



Winifred Rivers 
Shaunda Roach-Matkins 
Marjorie Robinson 
James Roddy 



A 



B 



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Phase I 77 



Cosville Rogers 

Everett Roper 

Lynn Ross 

Titus Ruff 



Diane Rugless 
Michael Sales 

Agniel Samson 
Marie Samson 



Marilyn Schenck 

Lionel Scott 

Shirley Scott 

Shonda Scott 



David Sedlacek 

Moges Selassie 

Ciro Sepulveda 

Gloria Sepulveda 



Lance Shand 

Laura Shand 

Howard Shaw 

Wen Sheng 




Ruby Shephard 
David Smith 
Donna Smith 
Karen Smith 



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Anne Smith-Winbush 
Malta Sovyanhadi 
Yoedona Sovyanhadi 
Cecil Spence 
Maurice Staples 
Ivy Starks 



Melissa Statham 
Jody Stennis 
Barbara Stovall 
Vernon Strogia 
Nona Sturgies 
Cheryl Sullivan 



Freddy Taylor 
Robin Taylor 
Easton Tomlin 
Karen Tucker 
Alexander Volkov 
Clora Ward 



Barbara Warren 
Jean Watkins 
Joan Weekes 
Howard Weems 
Rehana Whatley 
Jillian Wills 



Monica Wilson 
Paula Wilson 
Arlene Wimbley 
Larry Word 
Brenda Wynn 
Andrew Young 



Tara Young 



Phase I 



79 





pA.rfner4 for itryflct 

David and Beverly Sedlacek 



PaVIP ANP E?E.\/E.R.LY «6e.PLACE.I^ UAVE. &E.E.N PAE.TME.R.6 IhJ ALM^6T E.VE.R.Y 6E.M6E. 
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Nicole Julius 
President 




Michael Howard 
Vice-President 




Kathryn McNorton 
Secretary 




Stevie Reynolds 
Assistant Secretary 




Josh Nelson 
Parliamentarian 




Alina Mitchell 
Treasurer 





Keri McClean 
Assistant Treasurer 



Jailyn Stone 
Social Coordinator 



82 



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iNc; JJE.E APPE^ACJJA&LE. pe.meaN<?e. 

-Rachel Lemons 



KEYNOTES 
1. At this phase plans have begun to soHdify. 



2. As plans are implemented, further changes are 
made to modify plans to an acceptable level 

3. It is acceptable for plans to be altered and for 
new discoveries to influence plans 





Patrick Rumph 
Public Relations 



Reginald Exum 
Chaplain 



4) 

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2003-2004 

REVISED DATE: 

2004-2005 



SECOND 
FLOOR 
PLAN FOR 
LIFE PLANS 
AND DESIGN 



SHEET: 2 of 4 



Phase II 



83 



Although sophomore year is a transition 
year, most students are now able to feel 
more comfortable on campus and prepare 
for the road ahead. 




As students progress through school, 
they connect with friends who will last 
a lifetime. 






serve our fellow man 



"We believe it is important for students 
to have a feeling of 

responsibility, leadership, and ownership of 



Oakwooi 



99 



-Nicole Julius 



84 Phase II 




What do the names: Broken Vessel, 
Gimme 5 and Sanctity bring to mind? How about 
pianist Brandon Wilhams or saxophonist Dwayne 
Williams? These names happen to be some of 
the leading talents represented in the sophomore 
class. 

i'H H •^ •"% •'^ 
What does it take to be a leader? Leaders are 
people that are willing to guide, set positive ex- 
amples, initiate action and show their distinction 
amongst others. They accept new challenges and 
face them with courage and strength. The class of 
2007 exemplifies leadership and positive direc- 
tion on Oakwood College's campus. On August 
13, 2003, the class of 2007 began its legacy. It 
did not take long before this dynamic class took 
charge and made their presence known. 

With the aim to "Love God and to Serve Our 
Fellow Man," the sophomore class consistently 
shows its enthusiasm about making a difference. 





According to Nicole Julius, president of the 
sophomore class: 



"We believe it is important for students to have a 
feeling of responsibility, leadership, and owner- 
ship of Oakwood College. This is accomplished 
by having students be involved in recruitment 
for the school, outreach in the community, and 
involvement on campus." 



The class of 2007 has not hesitated to take the 
first step towards success. It has shown its will- 
ingness to serve others and to ultimately be the 
class that makes a difference. 



l,/ y vl.,l,l.i.i.CI 1.1X1. vwl Iwl. J. 



Phase II 85 



20'-4" 



Jeryl Adams 
Sijuade Adesina 



Tejumade Adesina 
Christopher Alexander 



"Pcmf are ifk'i 
(■fv-urdrmmi 



mpi jmlh'f /fm- m ticc&mptm 



Robert Thompson 



Jasmine Alexander 

Krystle Alleyne 

Idatonye Allison 

D'Andria Anderson 



Leshawn Anderson 

Mahalon Anthony 

Brent Antonio 

Eden Araya 



ideai'j&l} # ^ kcome a 3rd 
^ade teacher dmf^i^n' chtMren 



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Akina Noland 



Kedan Art 

Adrianne Artis 

Jason Ashford 

Stacy-Lee Ashmeade 



"Mj^ ideai hmm lA a Mdiff a-parf- 
nmP mth dwee kdr&mm- and one 



Andrew Baldwin 

Janiel Bates 

Bruce Bean 

Laurhan Beato 



Derrick Sabater 



Michael Bellamy 

Kevin Bernard 

Raymond Blackburn 

Cedrick Blue 




86 



Phase II 




Cheryce Bone 
Tinyse Bonner 



Marna Borieux 
Kourtney Brackins 
Jonathan Bratton 
Jaysson Brooks 



Eric Brown 
Kyla-Denee Brown 
Lindsay Brown 
Kristin Bruce 
Lavender Bryan 
Amber Bullock 



Whitney Butterfield 
Krystle Byrd 
Susan Caleb 
Eric Canson 
Kim Carrington 
Joy Carter 



Nicole Carter 
Ramona Charles 
Laketia Chatman 
HoUi Cheadle 
Blessings Chester 
Kara-Kristen Christmas 



Camille Clarke 
Nathaniel Cochrane 
Oscar Coleman 
Donell Collins, Jr 
Michelle Conwell 
Sasha Crockwell 



Fredine Daley 
Beniam Danial 
Lastavius Darby 
Akilah Davis 
Erika Davis 
Tanya Defoe 



Jenette Delancy 
Guerda Desrosiers 
Melvin Dickinson 
Beatrice Dolce 
Keith Dorsey 
G. Hudson Drakes 



Phase II 



87 



Antj-I^my PaacjJal 



"K/1^P£6T TO MY lNCd7ME- ANP PE.FI- 
NlTtLY JJ^ME-Y." 




AliNA K/llTCiJ^LL 



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&E.ICkl JJ^UiE. \\/lTJJ A 6UNE.^^M. 
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C^UNitLlMc; Pt>yCi\OU}Qt>l. -UE-E. ultimate. CT^AL in life. 16 JO E.EACil 
A5 MANY PE.^PLt A6 6J4E. CAN &Y 6Jj^\\/lNc; TJ-IE.M TJ-lAT 6^ME^NE. E.EALLY 
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ALL^W/E.P JJE.E. T(? EXPANP ^^CIALLY 'TuLFILLINc; QoV ii PUR.POi>Q. fO\2. 
iJE.E. LIFE." 16 iJE.E. ULTIMATE. C^^^AL 

-Alina Mitchell 



Paul J^B>6(7N 




"A T\V^-6T^E.Y &E.ICkl )-I^U6E. W/ITU 
W/J-ilTE. 6UUTTE.E6 ANP A (;LA66 
P^(?E. \VlT)J A c;^LP TE.IM-" 



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6^M£. ^UT<;^iNc eNerc^etic, 6ILLY, aNp ceazy" pee^^nality. W/uile 

TUE6E AE.E CERTAINLY A FE\V \V^E.P6 TJJAT DE6CE.I&E T^JlA SPIRITUAL ANP 

M(?ti\/atep man), tHey al^ne vo Wot tell t^e full .f3T(?E.Y. E?eNeat;J 

TiJl6 6MILlNc;. CUAE.I6MATIC PEI2.6^N Llt5 A i>J-lY ANP VEE.Y ^U&TLE 
PERSONALITY. JJoW/EVEE, J^^JJN UA6 WOT ALU?\\/EP TiJl6 T«? ^JlNPEE, UlM 
FE^M ENJ<?YINc7 tll6 "OmL\JOOV Ej(PEE.IENCE." INSTEAP, W/lTiJ PETEE.MI- 

NatioN. ;Je Ua6 mape it a poiNt jo socialize aNp meet Ne\V people. 

-Alina Mitchell 



E?e.ittaNy Law/ 



"A UOU6E LIklE T^E 0NE6 ON 



"(^Ne-stoe.y \Vit| 

EM&EPPEP OH TiJ 
FLOOR." 



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" ViCTOE-IAN style W/lTiJ STONES 
ON TJJE CiJESAPEAklE." 



Phase II 



89 



Inyene Ekah 
Earl Esdaile 



Freddie Everett 

Raquel Everett 

Timothy Everett 

Reginald Exum 



Danielle Farrell 

Keline Felix 

Kelan Fielder 

Herbon Fleming 

Shearande Fleur 

Almonique Forbes 



Crystal Forde 

Stenicia Forde 

Duana Francis 

Janiece Francis 

Lanora Freeman 

Sydney Freeman 



Alexander Gayle 
Conklin Gentry 

Jenelle Gibbons 

Jonathan Grant 

Saenya Grant 

Desiree" Green 



Duane Hall 

Makeda Hampton 

Robert Hardy 

Michael Harris 

Precyous Hanis 

Laurie Hastings 



Amanda Hawley 

Natalie Heath-Singletary 

Derrick Hendrickson 

Christopher Henry 

Kelton Henry 

Tiffany Henry 



Manasha Hill 

Richard Hodnett 

Gerard Holder 

Dasma Hopkins 

Mark Howard 

Michael Howard 







90 



Phase II 




Randall Hoyte 
Sheron Hozier 



20'-4" 



Jann Hugger 
Armand Hutton 



"Mij idmijdi} f^ to Mck afa mmm/f ' 



Melanie Delaney 



Devon Jack 
Marcia Jackson 
Akeisha James 
Nichelle James 



Susan Jarrette 
Matthew Jean 
Melissa Jean Louis 
Hillis Jeffries 



'fmakpia^^ keame G&d'ia&fm^ iiaek. 



Ruth Jiyani 
Angelica Johnson 
Deon Johnson 
Jonathan Johnson 



Joshua Nelson 



Patrice Johnson 
Rhea Johnson 
Tonika Johnson 
Danielle Jones 



7fi£Wp^veinfedk 
df\/VUm, dimpiiMe, 



Wapddpkn are desre, 
^reaP Bme mmafnmiP, a^td 



Devin Jones 
Samantha Joseph 
Nicole Juhus 
Sarah Kennedy 



Patrick Rumph 



Angela Kessio 
Shantel King 
Michael Knight 
Makeda Lane 



Phase II 



91 



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TEAT^E. F^E. f U7EIPA JJ^6PITAl" 



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FEEt TIME, ■i>^E L^Vt6 T^ TAklE PICTUEEi Of PQ/?PLQ. ANP NATUEE IN 
(?EPEE T(? "CAPTUEE T^t M^M^EIE^ Of C^OV i) &EAUTIFUL CEEATI^N6." 

A^iPE FE^M e.NJ(?yiN<; pi]oToc;\zAPiir. A4Jt AL6^ lj7\/e^ t^ £Nc;a<:;e 

iJEE6ELF IN T4JE CULINAEY AET-i>. JJeE PEEAM CAEE-EE 16 &ElNc7 A 
V^ELP-EEN^W/NtP CliQ.f." In all Of TU\i> CEEATlVlTY ANP (?EI(;iNALITY 
AEE CEETAIN iNcj'EEPIENTi TO 44 EE EECIPt Of LIFE. ^liQ. LIVE6 EVE-EY 
MOMENT A6 IF IT VEEE A W/^Ekl Of AET, EACiJ PAY PAINTINc; UEE P^E- 
TEAIT IN <?EPE.E JO FlNl64J iJE.E MA6TE.EPIE.CE. 

-Alina Mitchell 



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Amber Lee 

Michael Lewis, Jr 

'iHfi Gerard Limerick 

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Jailvn Stone 



Winston London, Jr 

Britne Long 

Michael Lombard, Jr 

Shanae MacKenzie 



Daniel Magistre 

Gerna Massillon 

Solomon Matheka 

Andre Matthews 



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around If le wvrfdie ihare mn aM 



Makeda Hampton 



Ashley Maycock 

Jazmine McCalla-Floyd 

Crystal McCarthy 

Terrell McCoy 



Kimberly McFarland 

Lydia McFarlane 

Tyrone McKinney 

Sykanya McLaughlin 



iefrnfM t'H&fjea CEO fM BeidSdudf. " 

Rochard Robinson 



D'Jenneth McLean 

Keri McLean 

Kathryn McNorton 

Nathan McWilliiams 



Phase II 






Dion Ming 
Alina Mitchell 



Donell Morgan 
Erica Morrow 
Jacquece Moss 
Marvin Moten 



Courtney Myrick 
Joshua Nelson 
Louis Nelson, Jr 
Rashon Nicholson 
Keamesha Nisbeth 
Haycin Nurse 



David O'adefila Jr 
Dorcas Owusu-Frimpong 
Brandon Parraway 
Jennifer Paschal 
Anthony Paschal, Jr 
Mayatu Peabody 



Lauren Pedersen-Buck 
Jamara Pembleton 
Charles Penick 
Rachelle Peters 
Lark Pile 
Natalie Pinder 



Delicia Potter 
Deanna Powell 
Joyce Pressley 
Tameika Profitt 
George Prosper 
Kristen Pruitt 



Sheena Pullman 
Christopher Rachel 
Rayna Rahming 
Stevie Reynolds 
Renee Rhoades 
Andrea Richardson 



Cerise Robinson 
Kasha Robinson 
Kimberly Robinson 
Veronica Roper 
Fedoria Rugless 
Patrick Rumph 



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97 



Derrick Sabater 

Shearande Saint-Fleur 

Aron Sampson 

Fernand Samson 

Dominique Sanders 

Jenny Sandy 



Hermique Scarlett 

Anika Sealey 

George Seay III 

Sean Sigh 

Jessica Simeon 

Marilyn Simmons 



Dean Small 

Diane Small 

Sean Small 

Stephanie Smart 

David Smiley 

Amy Smith 



Ashley Smith 

Jonathan Smith 

Kahari Smith 

Kevin Solomon 

Ashli Stevenson 

Letitia Stew ail 



Melissa Stewart 

Jailyn Stone 

Cynthia Strong 

Erica Stuckey 

Christina Thomas 

Shari Thomas 



Xavia Thomas 

Robert Thompson 

Julius Timmons 

Albert Turner 

Alesis Turner 

Haven Turner 



Taushanika Vance 

Esther Veras 

Tiffany Wadley 

Erica Walker 

Jescia Walker 

Julian Watkins 



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Jasmine Morris 



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Robin Whitmore 
Carrie Williams 
Christine Williams 



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Dwayne Williams 
Jared Williams 
Kyla Williams 
Shammah Williams 



Kevin Wingo 
Matthew Wiseltier 
Richard Wright 
Toni-Ann Wright 



William Wright-Boyd 
Tishona Young 



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Hollie Cheadle 



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Shanae Mackenzie 



Phase II 99 



Spiritual lesson #127: 

sometimes your answer to prayer is not what you expect nor 
is it ^vhat you want... but it's just what you need. 




If hindsight is 20/20, spiritual hindsight is perfec- 
tion. It is this ability to look back that marks the Christian 
walk and allows for spiritual growth. Because of God's 
grace, the Christian is able to look back, realize where 
mistakes have been made and learn from those experi- 
ences. All things considered, when an Oakwoodite looks 
back on the spiritual experience, each one can see how 
God has intervened for the best. 

From a student's first moment on campus, his/her 
faith is challenged, in fact the decision to attend Oakwood 
marks the first leap of faith. This is evidenced during the 
first AY. There, it is inevitable that students will share tes- 
timonies of God's blessings, monetary and otherwise. 

The lessons learned are the building blocks of 
a life journey with Christ. Gathered together morning, 
evening or night, students share faith and fellowship, 
encouragement and empowerment: lessons to 91 
last an eternity. 



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101 



102 




Phase 11 



finding |theM^y 



All Photos Taken by Damion Miller 




(spiritual.journeys) 



May 27, 2003. C.J. Embry was on a bus from Florida to New York, but the Lord had 
another journey for him to be on. There was a bus accident, and he had to delay his 
trip. Three days later he was on his way again, but the way he was going was not on 
the Lord's itinerary. In October, he would be back in Florida again, hearing about the 
love of God and a place called Oakwood from a cousin he had never met. 

April 2004 found him al Patnios Chapel in Orlando, answering God's call to join the 

church. In July, he w as on anotlier bus— this time to Huntsville. During the time between 

the accident and aipxing al school, God's providential hand has been undoubtedly 

visible in his life. \ hMH^M iizes "how blessed he truly is" for the opportunity to attend 

Oakwood and lool^^^loUth amazement at how the Lord intervened in his life. 
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A.J. Davis had never heard of Oakwood or Adventispf^4*pNrfl a conversation sparked 
by a note on Blackplanet.com. Just a few months latj^M-'was on his way to school. 
Coming from a Baptist family rich in ministers, he haJ^pfiow ledge of God and always 
strived to do the right thing. When he decided to cJHfto Oakwood, his family gave 
little objection because they believed it was a po^tye. spiritual atmosphere. Since 
he's been here, he has seen the Lord work. He ^«^put through the test of financial 
clearance twice, and was just shy of leaving for luring semester, but the Lord made 
a way. "I guess there's still something I have to do here, or learn here," he says. In 
only a semester, he has learned a lot alreadaggjl^ing Christmas, he initiated a family 
morning worship after enjoying the pracaH^^Wf'kono'nia rehearsals. Now, he's 
trying to influence others to do positive thBBJjtfiething he never did before, and he 
is also trying to eradicate secular influences in his life. 

Music is a method through which students 
express their spiritual stories. 





Students are offered various programs and 
opportunities for growth and often times feel 
moved to share their personal stories and testi- 
monies of spiritual growth at spiritual events. 



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103 



sabbath 



(where.people.worship) 



All Photos Taken by Damion Miller 



Mount Calvary 



Madison Mission 



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Oakwood College 



In the Adventist community of Huntsville, there's a church to fit almost ev- 
ery worship style. On any given Sabbath, the pews at the two largest churches, 
Oakwood College Church and Madison Mission SDA are about 50% filled with 
students. Those students who prefer a lively church service opt for Madison. 
The more conservative simply walk over to Oakwood. Mama Borieux, an 
aspiring Healthcare Administrator, weighs in on the day-night comparison 
between the two. "Oakwood College Church has a more conservative worship 
style. It features deep-enriching sermons, an uplifting spiritual atmosphere, 
and does not feature the boom-boom music that Madison offers." 

At Madison, the drums are used as cadences to clap your hands, the bass 
guitar chords connect the music to your soul, and the other instruments allow 
you to praise God with your whole being. In essence, Madison is a more liberal 
church. While both churches are worth attending, the decision depends on 
one's worship preference. What strings the two together is that both are houses 
of praise. Marna's brother, Moosgar Borieux, a future psychologist, phrased 
it this way: "Both churches are conservative in their theology/doctrines. 
However, Oakwood' s order of service is traditional and Madison's order of 
service is contemporary." 

As the two churches win the hearts of their congregations every seventh 
day, there are smaller notable churches within the mecca. First Church, Mount 
Calvary, and New Life are among the well-established churches that are visited 
frequently by non-believers and believers, students and faculty alike. 



-Martelli Borieux 



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Testimonies transcend telling a story; they 
are the fiiel that keep the fire of faith burn- 
ing for the sharer as well as for the listener. 
This was evidenced at the first AY service of 
the year when during testimony time, Junior 
Courtney Mosley shared with the congrega- 
tion that all of her possessions including 
a computer, tv and clothes had been sold 
from the storage facility where they had- 
been housed during the summer months, 
because the person she shared the space 
with failed to meet the monthly payments. 
While Courtney was not attempting to gain the sympathy 
of the congregation, many were moved to replace the items 
she lost in the incident, exhibiting in those few moments the 
spirit of AYS. 

8:00 p.m. Another opportunity to fellowship and open the 
Sabbath with the Oakwood family. This is AYS. Dynamic 
speakers, moving skits and plays, and lively song services 
are the components of this Friday night gathering. Whether 
in the gym, skating rink, or the church, students can be found 
worshipping and feeling free from the trials and labors of the 
previous weeks. This is a time where students can come to- 
gether for a common good. 





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107 



reach o 

(student. missionaries) 




Amber Willis 
Korea 




Danica Chandler 
Costa Rica 




Hyacinth Henry 
Japan 




Adrienne King 
Korea 




"I came to Korea to teach conversational English and religion. 
The Lord has really blessed me here. We teach two month terms 
and then we have a short break and start once again. It's a lot of 
hard work, but the relationships you build with the students are 
what make it all worth it. We also offer the students opportunities 
on the weekend to work on their conversational skills. We have a 
Friday night program where we talk about God and then we have 
discussion questions where they have to talk about it in English. 
We also have Reading Club on Sabbath mornings. This allows 
them to improve their vocabulary as well and learn more about 
God and His saving grace. 

During the term break, my roommate Ursula and I traveled to 
Beijing, China for four days. While we were there, we saw 
many things. We were able to see The Temple of Heaven, Rev- 
erie (a children's acrobatic show), The Forbidden City, the famous 
Tian'anmen Square, and The Great Wall of China. 

It was all so amazing and it happened so fast that it wasn't until we 
returned to Korea and looked at the pictures we took that it really 
hit us that we went to China. Even though the weather was very 
cold, the experience was great. 

Continue to pray for the work in the Lord's vineyard. If anyone is 
thinking of doing mission work, by all means do it. To do the work 
of the Lord is so satisfying. To see people give their hearts to the 
Lord will leave you speechless. The Lord is coming soon, will He 
be able to say to you, "Well done thou good and faithful servant?" 

-Adrienne King 



Adrienne gathers her ESL 
students after a day of intense 
English classes. 



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Adrienne takes advantage 
of her break between terms 
to visit "The Great Wall of 
China." 




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During missions students are able to visit 
neighboring countries during break. 



Tian'anmen Square 



Phase II 109 



After the message, the student body unites in prayer 
in an effort to rededicate their hves to Christ. 



Speaker Robert Davis preaches powerfully in Ashby 
Auditorium, transforming the athletic center into a house 
of praise. 




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Although Ashby Auditorium, the gym, is not typically a house of praise, it 
was transformed when students gathered there for USM Sabbath. Keeping 
a long- standing tradition. Religious Vice-President Reuben Roundtree or- 
ganized the annual USM Sabbath Service. Chairs lined the basketball court 
and bleachers doubled as pews as students prepared to worship. 

Upon entrance, students were greeted cheerily by USM officers who flanked 
the double doors at the entrance. The music echoed fervently within the 
gym walls in an effort to usher in the divine word. Guest speaker, Robert 
Davis delivered a sermon that was both touching and direct, placing primary 
emphasis upon the role of the leader on campus. In addition, he skillfully 
brought to life the often mysterious scriptures of Daniel and Revelation. 

In the end many students were moved and made commitments to start a new 
chapter in their lives as a result of the divine word and the moving of the 
Holy Spirit. 



-Rachel Lemons 






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Dallas boasts a beautiful skyline. 
Students are able to take a break 
from Huntsville during their visit to 
the federation in Dallas. 



The pre-road trip jitters were evident. The bus buzzed with excitement as various 
campus ministries prepared to embark on a thirteen hour drive to Dallas, Texas. 
All passengers carried their talents, each was prepared to make a contribution, YfJ 
M'kononia members. Dynamic Praise members and USM officers. 




Shortly after the bus pulled off, and the reality of sitting on the bus for hours on 
end set in, the excitement died down, and slowly heads began to nod. It wasn't 
until their arrival that the excitement picked up again. The students were putting 
on the Southwest Central Federation, and energy was necessary. 



Although the event got off to a bumpy start, due to the absence of a sound system, 
the Oakwood spirit prevailed and the service picked up. The evening brought a 
rousing game of basketball that many students claim they should have won, how- 
ever the reality is that Oakwood' s Texan hosts beat them to the victory. All in all 
the trip allowed the students to show their school pride and give Dallas a taste of 
the 'ville. 



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and M'kono'nia cram in the bus to 
put on the Sabbath program for the 
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through music to give the attendees a small taste of 
campus life. 



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113 



Unconventional methods are used to minister to 
the attendees. Reuben Roundtree washes a fellow 
attendees feet in the swimming pool during the ordi- 
nace of humility. 




Students join hands in one of many seasons of prayer that 
take place during the service. 



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In the wee hours of the morning, several pairs of naked feet dangled over the 
pool's edge waiting in anticipation of the cool water that would soon hit them as 
they prepared for foot washing, the ordinance of humility. Thoughts of amaze- 
ment ran through each attendee's mind as each focused on the amazing fact that 
the Holy Spirit can use even the most common of items for his purposes. Just 
before, the students had taken part in the solemn service of communion and 
shared testimonies and songs. 

The evening of the All-Night Prayer service, which stretched until about five 
in the morning, was geared towards connecting with God and encouraging a 
renewed sense of spirituality on campus. Students and faculty members who 
attended were able to rededicate their lives to God and to share their testimonies 
with fellow Christians in the faith. 

Senior Theology major and Religious Vice-President Reuben Roundtree, along 
with his committee, envisioned the event as an opportunity to bring about spiritual 
revival and reformation on campus. 




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The annual student-led Week of Prayer that tops 
the list of spiritual activities for the Spring se- 
mester normally features theology students, tak- 
ing a great opportunity to polish their homiletics 
skills. This year, the Office of Spiritual Life 
called upon retired Adventist pastors in the area 
to participate in a week of prayer with a twist. 
The meetings started just like any other, with 
lively song service and prayer. After a short 
message from Chaplain Humphreys, the retired 
pastors served as facilitators for small group 
discussions. Topics included subjects such 
as marriage and relationships. Surprisingly, 
student involvement and participation within 
the groups was high and lively as discussions 
ensued. At the end of the week, students had 
been both socially and spiritually edified. 



the poem "The Road Not 
iken" by Robert Frost, 
e hiker chose to take a 
ute that was obviously 
ss traveled by others, 
le structure for this year's 
eek of Prayer follows this 
inciple where pastors and 
her church officials take 
e leading role in small 
oups to discuss various 
pics and situations that 
idents might face in life. 



Unanswered questions and unspoken comments often 
arise each time a topic is discussed. Some choose to stay 
back after the meeting to ask pertinent questions and to 
voice their comments. 




While group discussions are the focus of the week, Bibli- 
cal teaching remains important. Therefore, many carry 
their Bibles along to the service so that they might follow 
the presenter throughout the discussion. 



Students feel free to interact with the Chaplain and clarify 
issues that arise during the study. 



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life lesson #234: 

"'^nding machines steal laundry mone 




If all P)u'w lea 



If all P)u'w learned during your tenure at Oakwood, 
is Ei^&h„Jtll, Calculus 3, or Principles of Research, 
you haven't learned all that you need in college. While 
you're here at this hallowed institution, you have to learn 
life lessons, those things that classes and books won't 
teach you. These lessons include things that we take for 
granted, like time flies-one day you're praying trying 
to clear—next thing you know you're praying for grace 
during your finals. It's important to learn that you really 
can survive on Wal-Mart water and Ramen noodles for 
days at a time, or that Sabbath is truly the most blessed 
day of the week, because it's the day the Lord provides 
the best meal. Life lessons, like all teachers, aren't cre- 
ated equal. These simple truths speak volumes for life 
beyond college, the principles taught in this classroom 
called life, can be transferred into just about any arena. 
Life lessons won't get you an "A" on your transcript, 
but the stories that emerge after learning them 
can wow prospective- graduate and- medieal 
schools, and above all prepare you for what's 

next... the real world. 

-Kevin M. Bamease 




1 1 8 Phase II 



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Since a quiet spot can rarely be found in the library, some students 
study in the solitude of their rooms. 



Phase II 



dng notes and making outlines while 
lying is a method students use to study and 
pare for classes. 



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(study.methods) 





(Tiile most students at Oakwood agreed that studying is an essential part of the college experience, 
ley tended to differ in their opinion about the most effective way to study. Many opted to study alone 
1 their dorm rooms or in that hard-to-find quiet spot in "Club Eva." Some preferred the cooperative 
aming of small study groups and found that pulling the right strings allowed access to quiet spots 
ke the Spreading Oak Office, Ford Hall Conference Room or the West Oaks Clubhouse. Other 
udents had a few unconventional, creative rituals to learn information: rewriting class notes, pac- 
ig coupled with oral repetition, creating tests or even using mirrors as dry erase boards. Whatever 
lethod students chose, they all had the same end in mind: to do well on the test or quiz at hand and 
)ntinue successfully down the path to graduation. 

-Nicole Haughton 





Often, students find flashcards helpful to reinforcf information. 
By using small pieces of information, they are oetter able to 
retain the information. 



For some students, reviewing textbooks and class notes simul- 
taneously can be the most effective way to study serving as a 
double dose of information. 



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During research, students consult mul- 
tiple sources to build and support their 
theses. Meticulous notes are developed 
and conclusions are drawn. 




True or False? Many students rely on 
the internet for up-to-date answers on 
various subjects. In addition, library 
databases such as EBSCO Host provide 
journal articles and research materials. 




Old .school methods are revived. Throw- 
backs such as notecards are old favorites 
and especially effective for all types, 
whether preparing long in advance or 
cramming last minte. 



Photos by Miles Rashad 



^practicums) 




UAB Hospital-Huntsville Campus 



UAB Hospital-Hu nts ville Campus 



"Today was a short day at work. I arrived rela- 
tively early, and once I obtained the appropriate 
documents, I completed the October notices for 
the noon conference attendance. After distributing 
the notices, Preeti reviewed some of her respon- 
sibilities with me, ensuring that all my questions 
were answered. I can see that working at UAB 
will be my best learning experience in terms of 
my major requirements. Everyone is so willing 
to share their knowledge with me and ensure that 
my understanding in the field of healthcare grows 
stronger daily." 
Kylah Allers, Senior, Health Care Administration 





I'm late, but it is the conventional classroom that I'm headed to. I 
have to go to the classroom of life, my practicum at the Mental Health 
Center of Madison County. The praticum is an adventure braved not 
just by me but by many upperclassmen in various fields of study. It 
is designed to help students hone the tools taught in class. 

From talking to education majors I understand that it may include 
such things as preparing a lesson plan or learning a new teaching 
technique that will help to shape, mold, and motivate young minds. 
For me, it means putting the clinical rules of engagement with clients 
into practice. Practicums are the classroom experience on steroids. 

Kevin M. Barnease, Senior, Social Work 



Boys & Girl's Club, Dionne Childs 



Mental Health Center of Madison County 



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Girls Inc. 



Girl power is what it's all about at Girls Inc. Be- 
tween Miriam Jean-Leon, Jessica Hildebrand. and 
Aiyanna Barber one can find out that one of tiie 
purposes of Girls Incorporated is to "'emphasize that 
girls can do anything guys can do." As interns, the 
three Social Work majors work extensively with the 
Girls Inc. staff to produce beneficial programs for 
the young ladies. "We do alot." says senior Jessica 
Hildebrand. in fact saying "a lot" is an understate- 
ment. Their practicum experience involves the 
work of a full-fledged social worker: home visits 
to pregnant teens, facilitating parenting classes and 
discussion groups, organizing food donations for 
young mothers, and presenting w-orkshops on tss^HnHj 

like safe sex and self-esteem. The interns easily 

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recall their feelings from the first day of practici^ 

as being oiies of shyness, nervousness, and a bit 
uncertainty. Now, they can easily be mistaken for 
seasoned social work professionals due to their con- 
fidence, lingo, and experience. 




i Aiyana Barber, Miriam Jean-Leon and Jessica Hildebrand 
' review their information for one of several presentations they 



rhe activities of the center promote awareness and prevention of STDs in must put on for the young ladies of Girls Inc. 
iddition to the promotion of positive self-images. 



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If there is one thing Giselle Hayling loves to do, it is help peo- 
ple. As a Social Work major Giselle can be assured to have 
her chance to do just that. "My mom told me what you do 
for yourself fades away, but what you do for God lasts," says 
Giselle. After graduation she plans on going to grad school 
to pursue her career. Giselle also has a love for fashion. She 
plans on becoming a "Hip-hop, urbanish" fashion consultant. 
But no matter what Giselle chooses to do after graduation we 
can be sure that it will last. 




Michelle Wheeler displays her acceptance 
letter to Georgetown Law School with pride. 
With acceptances to over seven law schools 
she grapples with deciding where she should 
attend. 



Giselle Hayling 



Life afteR tne 



'wood 




Jason Hutchinson 



With a B. A. in Healthcare Administration from the Oakwood- 
Class of 2004, Jason's passions are business and working with 
young people. He currently works as a staff assistant at Three 
Springs Incorporated, a treatment program for children with 
behavior problems, and is considering a position at Huntsville 
Hospital. His ultimate career goal is to start a program where 
college and high school students shadow professionals and par- 
ticipate in internships. While at Oakwood, Jason learned some 
valuable lessons that he has carried over to the next phase of his 
life: be prayerful and put Christ in charge. 



Kristyn Johnson has plans to pursue healthcare law. However, 
immediately after graduation there will be only one thing on her 
mind— food. Kristyn plans on going on a "food traveling tour" 
to places such as Greece, Brazil, Italy, France, and South Africa. 
There she will search out the best foods that each country has 
to offer. "Every region of a country has a different food and I 
want to eat it," says Kristyn. Culinary School was actually where 
Kristyn was considering if Oakwood became unavailable. So, 
somewhere between graduation and grad school don't be suprised 
if you see Kristyn globe-trotting in search of that new taste. 





Kristyn Johnson 



Jason Breese 
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Jason Breese is one student who already has a job upon gradu- 
ation. As a Social Work major, he currently has an internship 
at the Huntsville Metro Treatment Center, where he was of- 
fered a permanent position as a Substance Abuse Counselor. 
Jason loves his job because he gets to play an active part in 
helping others improve their lives. His time at Oakwood has 
given him the theory and now he gets to go "do it and see how 
it works." Within the next two years, he plans to move to Lon- 
don and work for a year as a social worker. 









Alyson Charles 



As a child Alyson suffered from Eczema. It was this 
experience, coupled with the fact that there are not many 
African Americans in the field, that led Alyson to the path 
of dermatology. And now after four years at Oakwood and 
with graduation looming on the horizon, Alyson plans on 
working as an intern with the National Institute of Health 
this August. With her Oakwood days behind her Alyson will 
now become a trail blazer for those who hope to follow her 
footsteps. 



When you ask Eijah Holness what is the first feeling that comes 
to her mind when she think about graduation, one might be 
.surprised to hear sadness as the answer. Eijah has spent all four 
of her college years at Oakwood and the thought of leaving the 
friends she has made is not a happy one. Don't think that Eijah 
is not glad to be graduating she just is not willing to leave so 
easily what has taken so long to forge—friendships. "I doubt 
there'll ever be a time in the future where I'll be surrounded 
by people who look like me and believe like me," Eijah says. 
Although Eijah has a sucessful career as a dentist and Christian 
role model to look forward to, after she walks across that stage 
she will always miss the friends she made here at OC. 




Eijah Holness 





He walks into the classroom, looking just like an average col- 
lege student: Sweatpants, hoodie, new kicks. But he's not, in 
this class you call him Mr. Rogers, since he IS the volleyball 
and racquetball teacher. Think he looks familiar?? He does. 
Cosville is a graduate of the Class of 2003 with a degree in 
Fitness and Wellness. After his time at Oakwood, this time 
as a teacher, he plans to pusue a Master's degree in Sports and 
Exercise Sciences, and a Doctorate in Kinesiology. Ultimately, 
he wants to work in the field of Exercise Therapy. 



Cosville Rogers 



Jermaine Brown's love for sports fuels his desire to pursue a ca- 
reer in the basketball industry. The 2004 graduate currently works 
as a Marketing Intern with the Huntsville Flight. His professional 
goal is to "be sitting next to Stewart Scott on Sportscenter or Jerry 
West." Ultimately, he wants to be paid for doing what he loves. 
Jermaine' s passion for the industry is not only exhibited in the 
office, but also on the court. He loves to play basketball. During 
his time at Oakwood, he was a vital player of the Ambassadors, 
and he hopes his hoop days aren't over. 




Jermaine Brown 



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Barcelona, Spain 



(study. abroad) 




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In addition to expanding one's horizons, allowing for spiritual and 
emotional growth, and letting one see things from books, living 
abroad also fosters relationships that last a lifetime. 



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Photos taken by students studying abroad 



worM 



Dear Oakwooaite, 



t really know what some of these things are, but I bet you 'd never see them in 
Alabama. You wouldn 't believe how many cathedrals we saw today! I've never cel- 
ebrated my birthday this way, and even though I'm so far away, it has been one of the 
best I've ever had. As I've travelled through Spain, I've met so many different people, 
and my experience would not be as enriching if I were alone. Who ever knew fun 
would mean I would revert to my childhood ways ? I left my teddy at home, but I don 't 
want to grow up, I'm a Toys-R-Us kid! There are times I feel like I can 't get enough 
phone cards...; I wish I could get a joy note... somebody send me a care package. ..I 
wanna talk to my mommy. . . where 's my boyfriend. . . If I eat patatas one more time!!! 
It's hard being a minority when you 're used to being the majority. ..Black Power does 
it again!! I never knew how much I missed DP. . .Aeolins. . . VOT! Even though I miss 
you, I can 't give up now. I can 't come home, but I wish you were here. 

Miss you, love you. 
Me in Spain 

-Adapted from the journal of an Oakwood College student studying in Sagunto, Spain 

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Time in an ACA classroom is 
often interrupted by trips to dif- 
ferent parts of the country. 



One highlight of living abroad 
is being able to see the exotic 
flora, fauna and wildlife of other 
countries. 



Frequent communication with 
family back home can often be 
difficult in foreign countries. 



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Friday Sept. 10 

Ifs almost 5 a.m. in Calif ornib this Friday morning, and here I am in Heathrow, London, waiting to 
lard my plane to Genev^nn about an hour and fifteen minutes. The 15 hour flight from Los Ange- 
les wttsM jiard ou e^-^y legs got cramped really bad. I was in the middle seat, the worst seat to be 
in. The "vegetarian "food was not bad at all. Like I said it was hard to sleep, but I was praising 
Jesus when the captain said that we were landing in 20 minutes!! 

Sunday Sept. 12 

"Aujourd'hui est dimanche. " Yesterday, in the morning before church I was scared to attend 
Sabbath school by myself, so I stayed in bed for a long time, but I did not feel right. I had to shake, 
off my fear. I could hear them singing praise songs at church and I realized that they worship, love, 
and adore the .same God that I do, but they speak to Him in a different language than I do. I am sure 
the sermon I heard was just as powerful as the music I sang, but I could understand no more than 
three words of what the pastor said. The three words I understood were: Babylon is dying (I was 
later corrected by a friend that Babylon was falling not dying). LOL 

Wednesday 3 Nov. (Voyage a Paris) 

Our first tour was to the famous Notre-Dame. Our guide was telling us about the front of the 
church. The carvings on the right represented those who were going to go to heaven. Those on the 
left were going to hell. Back in those days the right side of things was seen as good and left side 
as bad. Then she showed us the depiction of Adam and Eve in the garden and there was a tree be- 
tween them with the serpent hanging on there beside the apples, and the goddess Isis was present as 
well. Inside the cathedral the stain glass windows were magnificent. 



-Adapted from the journal of Courtney Stricklan studying in Colognes, France 

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Various activities are interwoven into the curricu- 
lum of the ACA programs to help students fully 
experience the culture of the country. 



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"ACA gave me the opportunity to 
be taken out of my comfort zone 
and to interact with cultures with 
which I otherwise would not have 
interacted. " 

- Brenda Morelus- 




Paris, France 




(study. abroad) 




Qa.austria.brazil.greece.ho 




AC A students often visit historic sites in the country of study to comple- 
ment the cultural knowledge they are taught in the classroom. 



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129 



exploring the Qutside i 

Photos taken by Damion Miller W oB M ^ ^t^H^ a dr ^Vk 



(field.trip) 



Remove the Veil oflgnorancel The picturesque statue, of the same name, which graces the campus of Tuskegee 
University, left the greatest impression on Senior Camille Lee, who took a day trip with her U.S. History Class 
in late October. This statue depicts Booker T. Washington lifting a cloth from a figure representing education 
unvieling the slave from his ignorance. Professor Greene, of US History I & II, chose Tuskegee for its historic 
value and for the way in which it complemented the information he had been presenting throughout the semester 
about the development of the United States, the construction of government and the role of Black Americans in 
the United States' history with an emphasis on the Civil War. In addition, with Tuskegee being in the south, it 
allowed Professor Greene to present students with the opportunity to experience the rich and bittersweet history 
that has occurred and been preserved in this part of America. 




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130 Phase II 




I^he slave crouches on a plow and 
anvil, representing tools of agricul- 
ture and industry, the fields in which 

Washington chose to educate 
his people. The slave holds a book 

that represents that cduCation." 



damionmiller 

"Being at Tuskegee for the few 
hours made me appreciate the 
fact that at Oakwood, we are be- 
ing prepared for service on earth 
and in our heavenly home." 




hutchinsonjoseph 

"(This trip) helped me to understand 
and gave me more knowledge on 
how they used to treat blacks back 
in the days. Now I can talk about 
slavery and how slavery ended." 



camillelee 

"At first I went because of the ex- 
tra credit; however, experiencing 
history on Tuskegee University's 
Campus was exciting." 



tiffanyhenry 



"The trip was informal and 
educational. We learned about 
Booker T. Washington and his 
contribution to education for 
African-Americans." 



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lorenwalwyn-tross 

"Gofng orilhe trip™aFaTresTim¥n 
showed me where I need to be in 
the next two or three years so I 
can be an influence to the fresh- 
men who will come." 



shantelking 



"We were able to meet influ- 
ential people and make con- 
nections that will be valuable 
later on." 



karllokko 



"The trip enabled me to rec- 
ognize the benefits of coming 
to Oakwood. I hope next year 
more students will have this 
experience." 



rahellynes 




"It was very encouraging to see 
so many people like me who 
were interested in scienc 



jayssoribrooks 

" Throughout the awards ceremony, I was just sitting 
there praying that some Oakwood student would get 
called," Jayson says. By the end of conference, he was 
that student. He admits that he was "basically forced" 
to attend the conference, but now acknowledges that 
God was behind the whole thing. More than anything, 
Jaysson was most excited about the doors that were 
opened due to attending the conference. "Now Johns 
Hopkins is coming. University of Maryland is com- 
ing. Harvard is coming." 







oririg the outsid e 




(field.trip) 




Riding in a 15 passenger bus is hardly anyone's idea of fun, but for the 
opportunity to present their research at the largest biomedical conference 
for minority students, 26 students accompanied by four faculty and staff 
^ chaperones took up the challenge, and reaped the benefits. At the end of 
* the 4-day event of seminars and presentations, an Oakwood student was 
among the award winners. 

Dr. Alexandrine Randriamahefa spearheaded the trip to Dallas thinking 
it would be a valuable opportunity for Biology students to network with 
like-minded minority students, learn about the graduate school applica- 
tion process, and gather information from graduate school and industrial 
recruiters. And that they did. Some students distributed copies of their 
curriculum vitaes as they perused the 150-1- graduate school exhibits, and 
made connections with students from other HBCU's and Ivy League 
institutions. 

At the end of the conference, the Oakwood name had spread throughout the 
2,400 in attendance. Many had heard of the 13 hour trip from Huntsville 
..and the fact that lack of funds forced the students to stay about 45 minutes 
away at South Western Adventist University, many in sleeping bags. 
The hand of God was present from the beginning and was seen through- 
out the event in the motivational address given by Dr. Ben Carson, the 
AY services put on by the students, and the positive influence Oakwood 
students had on one young woman in particular, Candice Josef, who made 
a commitment to develop a deeper relationship with God and explore the 
truth of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. 

-Nicole Haughton 



" The highhght was hearing Dr. Ben 
Carson speak. Hearing him motivated 
me and made me feel, for the first time, 
that I could do anything." 

Jacquelyn Green 



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practical 



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Throughout the college experience, the monotony of lectures and theory is punctuated 
with special projects and assigments that call for a display of creativity, in-depth thinking, 
and practical application. 

A photo studio on campus equipped with lighting and all the necessities of a professional 
studio is available to students to complete special projects. Plant Biology students spend lab 
time outside identifying trees, while Nursing majors practice procedures in the Clinical Skills 
lab located in their department. 

For many students, these special projects and assignments are welcome pauses from the 
typical homework assignment or research paper. 



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In Ramona Hyman's Creative Drama class, stu- 
dents are required to construct a replica of a stage 
so they might fully understand the layout and 
flow of drama productions. 




Dietetics interns are able to prac- 
tice very practical skills outside of 
the class room as they presented a 
Pre-Diabetes month project to the 
community. 



1 34 Phase II 



With a variety of active choirs and musical groups, 
Music majors are able to apply the techniques 
learned in class frequently. 




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135 



Despite the fact that College Bowl was a competi- 
tive tournament, good sportsmanship was displayed 
among competitors. Two opposing team members 

embrace al the end ot a verv intense match 




With the help of Eva Wheeler, USM Academic 
Vice President, Dr. Elliott in the Communications 
Department organized the College Bowl tourna- 
ment. A team of men listen for a question to be 
^completed as both score keeper and moderator make 
necessary notations. 




The 2-day competition consisted of 15 teams of all clas- 
sifications vying for the grand prize of $500. At the end of 
this match up "The Procrastinators" came out victorious. 

It is almost impossible to study for the questions that will 
be asked. The tournament was a test of general knowledge 
of science, entertainment, literature, history, and current 
events. The members of this semi-finalist team rack their 
brains to come up with an answer. 





In lyw this longtime K&B mm 
released 6 albums; 5 wtnpilati'^iis of--' 
greatest hits and new-material, "MisS'^ 
Si>ui " Hey 3()-plus vcm's in the music 
bi/ lortnci) the basis ot lier autobiogra- 
phy, JJon't Block The Hles.siiig.s. Fur I(> 
point;!- ■ name this diva (DEIi-vuhj born 
at 




Ifc Sbuted covering Capitol Hill in 1967. 
Twenty years of that sc«ne were suivtraed 
up in his 1987 best-seller Hold On. Mr. 
Preskhmt. For U) points-who is this 
cancer survivor and co-anchor of" both 
Cokic Roberts and Diane Sawver? 




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battle 

(jcollege.bowl) 



/ 





College Bowl participants 
freshman to senior, coi^tituents 
USM cabinet entered < 
at the end and placing 



represented the gamut 

to student government 
team into the tournament, 
4-th, the team displayed a 



At the end of the 2-day tournament a winning 
team emerged. The "Shanghai Sharks" man- 
aged to devour the competition, collectively 
displaying an extensive knowledge of random 
facts. 



> in whicf) a hydrogen atom is 

through an oxygen atom. For JO 

»ims--whiit )<; this ihrec-syliable tenii, 

ly applied to what chemists call 

(ElTl-uh-naJin'.' 





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student population: 
officials. This year's 
Ipespite coming up short 
effort. 



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A contestant smiles as she 
prepares herself to quickly 
respond to the question. Stu- 
dents are eligible to win $200 
if they come out on top. 




Coiuestants are chosen from 
the audience to answer a wide 
an'ay of questions, while a DJ 
keeps the atmosphere live with 
upbeat music. 



Few are able to see the 
behind the scenes of a big 
production. Before the 
audience and contestants 
arrive, the festive backdrop 
is set-up in anticipation of 
the fun. 




Audience members are more than mere ob.servers. They are chal- 
lenged to "think fast" as the host spits out questions which range in 
level of difficulty from general knowledge to little known facts. 



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(gameshow) 




$300 cash prize?! It was this promise of money that 
lured many into Moran Hall. However, upon arrival, 
many students realized the fun that a game that incor- 
porated audience participation could be. 

The challenging trivia-based gameshow. Think Fast, 
had many appealing factors including its festive back- 
drop, lively DJ and range of questions. This audience- 
interactive show equipped all audience members with 
a hand set that allowed each of them to participate in 
the quizzing fun. Students were questioned on subjects 
from music to current events to sports and were duly 
rewarded with cash prizes. As a result, many left happy 
and all left challenged. 




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can you think 



This contestant's pause may cost him 
in this game. Because the audience is 
pitted against the contestants, only the 
"fast" are rewarded. 




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A big part of providing quality 
service is doing it with a smile. 
One Senate representative makes it 
a point to be pleasant as she stands 
behind the counter. 



ready 



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serv 



(senators, serving 




It seemed like an ordinary day. Classes. Lunch. More classes. Dinner. As usual, students 
waited outside the cafe to get in, swiped their IDs and headed in line to be served. But one 
thing was different. It was like a scene from the Twilight Zone. Instead of seeing the So- 
dexho staff behind the counter, hungry 
students were greeted by fellow students 
whom they had chosen to serve as Senate 
representatives. f* 

The main role of a senator is to be an ad- 
vocate for the student body. To accom- 
plish this, it's necessary that a senator be 
personable and approachable. Executive 
Vice-President, Darla Cockfield, who 
heads the Senate, thought serving meals 
in the cafeteria would give the senators an 
opportunity to connect with the student 
body. 

As a result, the constituents were able to 
view their representatives in a different 
light and the senators were able to better 
understand what makes the cafeteria tick. 
All in a day's work. 

As the senators soon find out, managing the activities of 
the cafeteria is not an easy task. They realize that there is a 
tremendous amount of preparation involved. 




to serve 







In order to be a good 
senator, it is necessary to be 
approachable. Senator White 
manages a smile as he takes a 
break from serving. 






It is important for the senators to work along wih the 
Sodexho staff to provide the best service to the students. 
While Senators Richard Hodnett, Keisha Mayer and Erica 
Stuckey serve, a Sodexho employee looks on and gives 
out a few instructions. 



The senators find that working in the cafeteria is hard 
work, but are glad for the opportunity to serve their 
fellow students. 



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Often times the judges are 
openly amazed or have to 
contain their reactions as con- 
testants share their talents in the 
competition. 





Contestants, such as Janiaia Feniblcton, belt o| 
their voices in attempts to compete and to sha 
their talent with the students. 



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The day she was scheduled to come back to Oakwood, Amber Lawrence-Bullock had a decision to 
make: Come to school or tryout for American Idol? She decided to come to school. In her mind, it 
was "tryout for American Idol and fail, or come to school where I could do something with my life?" 

A few weeks later she heard about a singing competition put on 
by the USM Music Coordinator, Nathan Anderson: OC Star, 
Oakwood' s own American Idol competition. 



Amber entered OC Star to share the gift God had given her 
with her peers. For her, it was "challenging, but fun," and truly 
an experience she will remember for a lifetime. She made her 
singing debut at age 2 with the children's choir at her church, 
even though the starting age was 3. She has been performing 
since then, and has always dreamed of becoming a performing 
artist. Before asked whatkindofartist, she quickly says, "Not 
R & B. You can't sell yourself short. I want to sing gospel." 
As she talks about gospel music, she puts on a serious tone. 
^ "When you talk about a higher being you can't flip flop. I 
don't think I'm ready for that." 




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It's kind of ironic that one of her favorite singers is Karen Clark-Sheard, an artist with whom she has 
many similarities: a dramatic range, an amazingly strong voice and a charismatic personality. Amber 
brought the house down every night she performed, and by the end of the competition, she not only 
emerged as a crowd favorite, but also as the winner of the first OC Star. 




Phase II 



Empress Selassie did not want to be a contestant in the OC star competition. "I told 
them to tear up my application," she says, but they didn't. Instead, they told her she had 
made it to the top ten. Empress is no newcomer to the stage. The product of a musical 
family, she started singing at age 3, and by 6 was doing solos in the adult choir at church. 
If you asked her mother, however, she started even earlier than that. "She claims I was 
singing from birth, making operatic noises instead of crying," Empress said. For Empress, 
OC star was more a ministry than a competition. She didn't pay much attention to her 
audience, beyond praying before and after she performed, for the Holy Spirit to touch at 
least one heart. 



Empre^^f Sei0m 



Her voice was delicate like a flower, yet had a power that is unbelievable. Freshman Jasmine 
Jacobs has been getting deep into the music scene at Oakwood. She was the winner of the 
talent show at the Labor Day Barbecue, a vocalist at the Miss Oakwood Pageant, and one 
morning in Chapel, she brought the congregation directly to the throne room of God. Jasmine 
said she saw the fliers for OC Star and saw it as another great opportunity to learn more about 
performing. In all honesty. Jasmine didn't really start singing publicly until a voice teacher 
entered her into a competition. 

And although she may not be the most experienced, it seems she has a good grasp on the art. 
She thinks she still has a few things to learn, and says the OC Star competition taught her 
more about stage presence and how to "wing it" and still do a good job. Her most powerful 
experience of the competition was during the finals, when she didn't get a chance to practice. 
She prayed and asked God to bless her efforts, and bless them He did. At the end of the song, 
she herself had been taken to "a quiet place" and felt that God had been speaking both to and 
through her. 







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Jailyn Stone 




zing down from the 20 foot high mountain climbing simulator, this brave soul calmly waves to her specta- 
s below. The mountain climbing simulator was one of the inflatable games present at the Luau. 



At the end of another hula hoop contest , 
Melanie Delaney collects the hoops and 
directs the winners to the prize tent to 
claim a prize of his/her liking. 






While helping with the mountain climb- 
ing simulator, senior Matt Hiller intently 
watches a participant, being careful not to 
let them fall. 



jSome of the entertainment for the luau in- 
cluded games many had not played in years. 
Wol Wol shows off his limbo skills as the 
llimbo stick moves lower and lower. 



Volunteers from the audience 
were called on stage during inter- 
mission for a hula hoop contest. 
Tammy Pondexter shows off her 
skill and balance while spinning 
her hula hoop. 



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Within the church various campus groups aid in reenactments and presentations 
which honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy. 



As milHons of African-Americans before, Oakwood students march 
through campus to commemorate the life of Dr. King. 



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It was a cold January morning, and the winds were every bit as chilling as the racial tensions that had 
saturated this country just over 40 years ago. A group of Oakwood College students, faculty, staff, and 
administrators gathered on the steps of Ashby Auditorium to remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther 
King, Jr. These same steps once supported the weight of the great Civil Rights Movement leader who 
dared to share his dream with the world. In 1962, no state-owned institution could permit Dr. King to 
speak on its premises, and so Oakwood College became the historic site where he delivered early portions 
of his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. 

More than 40 years have passed since Dr. King visited Oakwood, but his dream has not been forgotten. On 
January 17, 2005, the United Student Movement organized a celebration in honor of the life and legacy 
of Dr. King. The event opened with a commerative march that began at Ashby Auditorium and ended at 
the Oakwood College Church. Upon arrival, 
there were several tributes, dramatic presenta- 
tions, speech reenactments, and an audio tape 
excerpt of the actual speech that was given 
by Dr King. According to USM President 
Andrew Patterson, the most important thing 
about the day's events was, the fact that young 
people, 40 years after the Civil Rights Move- 
ment, continued to remember that era and the 
people who made a difference. "It is important 
to continue the fight for equality, and we, the 
youth, have that responsibility." 



This generation still remembers the dream 
that turned this country upside down and 
the dreamer who died defending it. As one 
student so adequately put it "Dr. King, your 
dream has not died. Your life and legacy has 
not been forgotten." 




Quinn Cousins reenacts Dr. King's famous 
"I Have A Dream" speech. 




Jon Grant is ready for the revolution to begin as he participates in the day's 
events. 



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Hungry students wait in line 
before the USM officers serve up 
tiie Labor Day cuisine. 




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lio thrills the crowd with a bit of contemporary 

ipel music. 



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Nicole Haughton 
Pictures taken by Damion Miller 




After being served, freshman, Alyssa Valcin 
smiles as she walks back to her seat to enjoy 
the talent show. 



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To inlcnsify llic highl\ ciiiolional conlenl of 
the play, musical selections punctuate the 
acts. One cast member sings his heart out. 
expressing the desperation of the scene. 



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"Brother's Keeper" was no ordinary play. It was poignant, stirring, real and permeated with song. 
This musical production, the first in the history of Oakwood College, was the product of a month 
and a half of intense writing by senior Steven Mathis during his internship at the Miami Herald. 
When asked how he decided to take on this project he said, "I thought we were tired of seeing the 
same thing." He also emphasized that he believed people can be reached in different ways and that 
he wanted to do something "that people could relate to." 

"Brother's Keeper" was emotional from the start. The audi- 
ence's attention was captured as the curtains rose. ..Jason was 
dead, and his own father was the one to make the discovery. 
For the next two and a half hours, the story surrounding 
Jason's family and their response to the tragedy unfolded. 
However, it was more than the story of an untimely death; it 
was the story of a troubled family with strained familial ties. 
Also throughout the story, older brother Derrick who had 
always thought of Jason as ungrateful, was forced to face a 
past he had tried hard to forget. 

When asked, why he chose the title "Brother's Keeper;" Ste- 
ven recounted the biblical story of Cain and Abel and Cain's 

response when asked of the whereabouts of his brother. According to Steven, Derrick's response 
was the same. Though he had not physically murdered his brother, his neglect and the negative 
feelings he had for his brother had a role to play in his death. 




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The acting job done by the cast members is filled with 
sincerity and invokes emotion from the audience. 



Over the years, music and drama have played a significant 
role in ministry on Oakwood's campus. Never before have 
the two vices been combined until "Brother's Keeper". 



The presentation of the story combines real life events 
with musical drama, which communicates the story with 
the audience. 



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Junior, Cherie Dickerson and fellow Pre-Alumni Coun- 
cil member, sport two different looks. The fashion 
show displayed both casual and dressy looks. 



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by Jailyn Stone 





•■ members of the Pre-Alumni Coucil formed a glamorous catwalk to provide the perfect stage for the models. 
:orated with soft Christmas lights, the runway is perfect for spotlighting the fashion to be displayed. 



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Student participants, such as Kristyn Johnson model 
their wardrobes in an effort to support and promote the 
Pre-Alumni Council. PhaSC TT 1 ^^ 




back part 




Lets go back! Way back! Back into time! From back- 
wards clothes to wearing wall clocks as medallions, the 
Pre-Alumni Council decided to turn back the clocks to the 
1990's. Ashby Auditorium served as the time machine, 
channeling students across time and space into the era 
where high-top sneakers, cut up jeans, and crazysexycool 
ruled. Who can forget cross-colors, Kris Kross, side pony- 
tails and overalls with one strap undone? 

Student support for the event was tremendous. The gym 
was packed with students pulling from their closets and 
their imaginations to come up with a creative ensemble 
that was representative of the era. However, despite the 
excellent display put on by the students, one student ex- 
pressed disappointment that "there were no roller-tight 
curls, or slanted fades with lightning bolts or initials cut 
\i into them." 

The next day, the 21st century rolled back in and all was 
back to normal. Bootcut jeans reimerged, fitted clothes 
replaced the baggy, and pointy-toe flats were again paired 
with blazers for a quick snap back to reality. 



Because clothes and caps alone do not tell the story of 
the nineties, one student displays his version of the run- 
ning man. 



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Audience participation is encouraged 
through quizzes on nineties' trivia. 



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The Himalaya was one of the classic rides at the fair. It reminded many students of the fair rides from 
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Greatness floated in the air as one of Ebony magazine's 100 Most 
Fascinating Black Women of the Century graced the pulpit of the 
Oakwood College Church on a Tuesday morning chapel that was any- 
thing but typical. On this day, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, 
representative of the 108th Congressional District of Houston, Texas, 
encouraged the student body to exercise its right to vote and to become 
involved in current affairs. 



In addition to Mrs. Jackson-Lee's congressional record, in which she 
promotes children's interests, human rights issues, and educational 
legislation that is thoughtful of the technological needs of schools, is 
the distinguishing fact that she is a Seventh-Day Adventist. Because 
of these factors, the USM invited her to share some insights on suc- 
cess from a perspective that could readily be understood by the student 
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REVISED DATE: 

2004-2003 



THIRD 
FLOOR 

PLAN FOR 
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Kyle Alexander 



James Anderson 

Lamar Anderson 

Franklin Anucha 

Carldin Arthur 



Ashley Artis 

Sonia Artis 

Valena Baker 

Hulrick Baptist, Jr 

Gabrielle Barnes 



Alicia Bashkiharalec 

Johanne Bastien 

Daphanie Beckford 

Michael Bethune 

Shennoa Blake 



Keisha Bonner 

Jason Breese 

Leon Brennan 

Samantha Bromfield 

Gladstone Brown 



Johanna Brown 

Frederick Bryant 

Stephanie Burton 

Andrene Campbell 

Hubert Campbell. Jr 




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Cherie Dickerson 
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CALL THE ATTENTION Of MANY TO <^0d" 



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"L6TAE.LI:bH AN INNEE. CITY 6CH^^l" 



Phase III 167 



A 



B 



D 



20'-4" 



Nedra Ferguson 



Sheena Forde 
Tiffany Forde 



a i}iack teen, mafizme. " 

Monica Watson 



Mishka Francis 
Karelle Franklin ^' 
Shelana Frazier 



"/%/^ ^{pkm' # the mrprm 



Jayna Gardner 

Gavin Gaynair 

Adam Germany 



Reynell Morris 



Lionel Gibson 

Mark Golson 

Matthew Gray 



W ^j 



oM 



m 



drnM/ki/T 14' W expand mir ti^e 
timt&eBmit^, ' 



Francis Anaman Oeshaunda Green 

Eric Hall 
Ebony Hammond 



168 



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Qyuni Handfield 



Brandon Hargrett 
Esther Haugabooks 
Claudia Hawkins 
James Henry 



Myron Hill 
Ashley Holland 
Norris Hollie 
Ashley Hudson 
Ashley Humphrey 



Shanae' James 
Clifton Jessup III 
Candace Johnson 
Dorenda Johnson 
Jessica Jones 



Leigh Erica Jones 
Stephanie Jones 
Antonaya Kelly 
Cherie Keogh 
R. Adriel King 



Steven Laihing 
Tiffany LaMar 
Eustace Laurie 
April Lee 
Adrian Lemard 



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A^J-I LE.Y JJ U M PiJ E.E.Y 



NiciJ^Lt AlexaNp^e. 








'T^ LEAE.H &ALLQ.T" 






"^TAYlMc; IN lJuHT6\/lLLt AITtE. Cj-EAPUATIi " 



r^, 







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J-I^XV J-lE. 16 E.NJ^YINc; JJ|6 TIM^ J4tE.E. f^E. ij^L^M^N. Ol\\iCSs/000 J4A6 
;JtLPtP J4IM reach A W/JJ^LE NEW/ 6PII2.ITUAL ;JlC^U. 6lNCE tiE iJA6 &EEN 
UEE.E, )-lE HA6 E>EEN A&LE 10 «?PEN UP 10 ^THEE.6 M(?I2-E EA6ILY AND 
FEEL6 TJ-lAT C^OV J-IA6 &LE66EP JJlM- ^Ol.O^OH EXPLAIN6 TJJAT JU6T 
E>ElNc; AT On^Ls^OOV P<?E6 N<?T MEAN TiJAT A6 A E.E6ULT Y^U W/ILL AU- 
TOMATICALLY &^COW\Q. A 6PIE.ITUAL PEE.60N. "YoU CAN't JU6T PICkl UP 
(^(?P iJEE-E." JJe C0NTINUE6 EXPLAlNiNc; TJ-lAT YOU MU6T \VOE.kl AT YOUE. 
EEALTION6l4lP \\/\lli jJiM 60 TlJAT YOU T\VO MAY &Q.COMQ. CL06EE. 

NIo\\/ A Junior, ^jolomoN expe.E66E6 that He feel6 reality 6et- 

TlNc; IN. IJe E.EALIZE6 THAT IT 16 fioW TIME TO 6ETTLE POW/N ANP &EgN 
THiNkliNc; A&OUT Hl6 FUTURE. THI6 IPEA 16 EMPHA6IZEP E)Y Hl6 TEACH- 
ER6, E6PECIALLY PrOFE660R CoOIC \VliO 6TRE66E6 THE FACT THAT 
Now/ 16 THE TIME TO LOOkl FOR c;RAPUATE 6CH00L6. ANP i^OLOMON 16 
LII^ELY TO HEEP C0UN6EU E6PECIALLY ONE A6 IMPORTANT A6 THI6. 

-Juwanza Mcintosh 



A6HLEYiJuP60N 



CJ'erNA K/|a66ILL0N 











There i6N't a plan that people w/oulpn't expect" 



"I2.UN FOR office" 



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Vf^CTft) 



What is one plan you have that people wouldn't expect? 




XVutN t;Je. Name. I\/|ar.c:ia \Jooo±>oH cohq.^ jo pt^PLt'6 miNpa, 
"cioorr. oujcio\Hci, aNp ^illy," may &t r^t fie.6t t^^uc;;Jt6 tiJat 

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With TJJI6 CALh&E.tP LAPY, ANP Y^U AE.t 6UE.t T^ tiEAE. ;JE.E. 
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THE. J(?klE6. I P^N't NE.E.P MUCH, &UT I E.EALLY NE.E.P \VHAT I NE.E.P." 
\\/hE.N 6HE.'6 N^T MAkliNC qOOV C7EAPL6, 6HE. E.NJ^Y6 6H^PPlNc;' ANP 

EATiNc 'Thee.e.'6 N^tHiNc;' Liklt c;e.ttiNc7 a c^reat pair. Of 6H^a6 

O^ 6ALt. W/tLL &XCE.PT A 6LICt Of MY M^M 6 6<?Ckl-IT-T^-Mt CAI^E," 
6Ht 6AY6 With a 6MILE, Fc^LL^WtP &Y A LAUC^H. <^NCE. OmL\JOOV 
CoI.I.Q.C;Q. 16 JU6T A ME.M^E.Y, N/JAE-CiA HA6 PtCIPtP JO, "\CQ.Q.P 
HaViNC FUN. LIFt 16 TOO 6H^R.T N^T TO." 

-Kevin M. Bamease 



A6HLE.Y Ar.TI6 



Anne-tte \\/ile.y 



kl(?E.Y Douc;u^ 





Jo Have F^UE. CH|LPE.E.N e>Q.FO\ZQ. THE. AC;^ of 36" 'T^ 00 THt IMP^66IE>Lt" 



T^ <;'E.T TO Heaven to pe.each" 



Phase III 171 



Brandi Logan 



Christianne Lubin 

Darnelle Lubin 

Nathaniel Lyles, Jr 

Michael Macchiarulo 



Takiyah Markland 

Chanika Martin 

CUfton McMillan, Jr 

Carey McNorton 

Steven McWillams 



David Mercer 

Dayna Mitchell 

Lorraine Morris 

Courtney Mosley 

David Mugerwa 



Andie Neale 

Matthew Nicholson 

Chane O'Bannon 

Timothy Ongwela 

Kristie Osi 



Yelena Packwood 

Shelton Palmer 

Naomie Paul 

O'Ge Percy 

Kevin Phillips 



172 Phase III 





Marie Pierre 



20'-4" 



Melissa Pondexter 
Jolita Reevers 






em^daifpian ^ 
ktfer ///• eim^: " 

Ayana Markland 



Joy Richardson 
Krystle Richardson 
Luis Rigacci 



Jennifer Rugless 
Kimberly Sampson 
Loma Simmons 



The pkm- 1 hai/e made here wdiai 
'eef m^ pfM'^' ^^r ihe(0iire 
m apmifm m^. " 



Jeygon Daley 



Carrie Singleton 
Troy Smith 
Leah Spellen 



Vne ptm ^^ mine ihut^hai' 



Selena Swan 
Linda Thelusma 
Natalie Thelwell 



Jonathan Johnson 



B 



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derrick Warren 



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j^E-iNc; IN CoMPUTQ.\2. ^acNct U^ ptciptp t^ tac; ofi a E^i^L^Pcr c^urai 

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INT^ IVltPICiNt," JtE.E.ICkl 6AY6, "I PRAYQ.0 ANP TiJt AN6\VtE. CAME." N 
^NlLY \VA6 Je.E.E.ICI^ A\\/AE.PE.P fE.E.6)JMAM ^F TJJt YeAE. E>Y TJJE. E?I^U?( 
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W/ILL F(?E. Ul6 LIFt ^Nt HlC^T TiJEi7Uc;U A ViVlP PE-tAM- PuE-lMc; T^AT tXPE.d 
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6UE.c;t^N H^LPlNc; CiJlLPE.tN. T-UAT C^NVlNCtP Mt T-UAT (^00 \VANT-6 ME- Tip 

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TOUCH ilEAE.T6 ANP UVQ.^, P^JY^ICALLY ANP 6PIE.ITUALLY. A^ iJt PUE.6UE.ia 
JJ|6 qOAl. TO &E.C^Mt A PtPIATE.IC CAE.PI^T-lJ^EACIC AUE.Cj'E.fJN, iJE- PLAN6 T|i« 
PATIENTLY AW/AIT (^OD^ LEAPiNc; ANP TO LI6TtN ATTENTIVELY \Vli\LZ. U 

6PEA;d6. -Nicole Haughton 



l\ 



TauNya CaE-TEE. 



JaVaN C^E-NELIU^ 




"(^\Z.O\V\fiC; IN MY ^\VN 6PIE.ITUAL LIFe" 



"Jo i>WOCr\ AN iNPEPENPENT FILm" 



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UWf plAn4 VulVt ^<X/ IMAdt ^7 

ilnct being Af OC ; 




mttk kiiM^AJit (fm 



Lorna Simmons 



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ANP P^0P\JL E.NJ(?Y JJtE. A6 ^WCW A6 6iJE tNJ^Y6 TAMALE. Pit 

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B 



D 



20'-4" 

Jason Thompson 

Theodore Thorpe III 

Brandon Tramel 

Anthony Usher 

Keri Wakefield 



Celeste Walker 

Jerrick Warren 

Kerri-Ann Warren 

Harry Watkins 

Jeremiah Weekes II 



Ayanna Whyie 

Annette Wiles 

Dantae Williams 

Helen Williams 

Jennifer Williams 



Omar Williams 

Nichole Williams-Alexander 

Jessica Williamson 

Shantelle Williamson 

Johnathan Willis 



Summer Wood 

Marcia Woodson 

Tiana Woolard 

Carmen Wright 

Elisa Young 



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To Gdd k Ae fbry, 



Shamell Staples 



Vne ffeaP plan' I wmPW mmn^ 



pfuh i4- W k more ^/ a /jieMng- W' 
dtkn i^im ihei^f have ken to m. " 



Melissa Pondexter 



'Yti 6IE, Ho AIE.!" WtE-E. \V^E.P6 iJlLLI6 JtFFE.IE-t) \\/A6 ACCUiT^M^P 
JO 6AY I MC ; ' F^e. THE. pgUB. Y£AR6 ll E. \\/A6 I N T ll E- UN I TLP 6 TAT£-b 
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iJlM-^tLF \\/ullLt tNLIiTtP, iJE. \\/A6 E-MPL^YtP IN TiJt ;f)UPPLY PE.- 
PAE.TME-NT, \\/;JE.E.E. JJE. tiANPLtP ALL TiJt \VEAP(?NA. AmAZIN<;LY, ^NE. 
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FtLT TiJt CALL ^F C^OV. -Ut ^JUICklLY EEALIZEP TiJAT IN TiJt P^6ITI^M 
;Jt 4JtLP, JJ£ \V<?ULP E>t Et(7UIEtP T^ ijWOOJ ANY^NE. \Ji\0 TtJEEATE-NtP 
iJiM, ANP ;Jt PE.CIPE.P T^ &E.C^7ME- A C^N6CIE.NTI^U6 ^&JtCr^E. 
"Q-VtEY CTIFT TtlAT I UAP PIPN't MEAN ANYTHiNC It \VA6 ALL A&^UT TiJE. 
MINI6TE.Y," jJlLLIi 6AY5. t>OOH AFTE.E, jJlLLI6 LtFT Ttit MAElNt-b JO 
PUE6UE. tll5 CALL JO TiJE. MlNl^TEY -i>lNCt &tlNc;- ;JtE.t, iJlLLI6 UA6 
F^UNP TiJt ^PIEITUALITY IN jJuNTiVlLLE. JO &t AMAZlN^ \VutN iJE. 
(^EAPUATE^, 4JE. PLANA OH 6TAYlNc; IN TilE. A(?UTiJ ANP P^JINc; Ji\^ L^EP'6 



W^EIi &Y PEEACiJiNc;' IN THt PEI6^N AY6TtM. 



-Juwanza Mcintosh 



Tlannlng^ pr ^ufure M^eeM- ^ 



w 

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Marvin Moten 



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177 



lesson learned #73 



Your contribution, as a leader 

1, .1. J-C-l, y A- 3,.. K .A.. A. I~J %^ ,1. &\»-'%>my \^ M, JLC-i-J-.l.JS^^w*' » 





lyour place, get a hobby, plant a tree, make nev 
riends, be a part of your college experience. If afte 
choir practice all you've learned is a new breathinj 
technique and the new song for service on Sabbath 
then you have yet to learn the lesson. If a sigh o 
complaint is the first thing to leave your lips afte 
the latest USM event, you haven't yet learned tha 
you are USM. Learn to enjoy the company of thos 
around you. Learn to make a difference every wher 
you go. Learn that every vote counts. Most impor 
tantly learn that your contribution as a leader ma; 
influence change. 







178 Phase III 




NT MEANT 
JO J-lAVt FE.ItNP6. C^OV 
W/^ULPN't iJAV/E. MAPE. TJ-IE-M 

II12.E.E. IJEAP6 AR.E. &E.TTE.R. 
TiJAN <?NE. 

NtY AL\\/AY6 
6E.E.M6 i)iJ^R.TEI2. \\/J-lE.N 
Y^u'e.E. \\/ITJ-I <?TilEE.6 

HAPt&6 Al^t N^ 
E>^E.N: TJ-lEY AE.t MAPE. 

E>T TiJAT A 

6MALL q^njoup Of TJ-l^uc;j-lT- 

FUU C^MMITTE-P P^J?P\-Q. 
CAN c:j-IaN(;e. TJ-lE. \V<:?R.LP. In- 
pttp. It \±> TJ-it ^Nly tiJiNc; 

TJJAT E-VE-E. J-IA6. " -MARCJARtT MtAP 



The. TI2Ac;^PY IN LI Ft 
P^t^NT LIE. IN N^T 
R-EACUlNCj" Y^UR. Ci'^AL. 
TJ-IE. TEA(q'E.PY LIL6 
N J-lAN/iNc;' N^ <;^ALT^ 

E-EAC-I-I. -&tMJAMlM N/JAYi 



M\\/^E.I^.. MEAN6 
NE-VtR. J-IaViNi^" to TAklE. 
ALL TJ-lE. E.LAME Y^UR.6ELF 

-CT^MPILtP BY JuW/AMZA IV|cINT(76U 



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Nathan Anderson 
Music Coordinator 




Jessica Brazier 
Spreading Oak Editor 




Andrea Clietram 
Social Vice 




Darla Cockfield 
Executive Vice 




Kevon Hills 
Financial Vice 



Mark Howard 
Parliamentarian 








Kristyn Johnson 
Special Events Coordinator 



Rachel Lemons Nicole Lundy 

Acorn Editor Assistant Financial Vic( 






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I 



I 



It's not about talents, skills, or possessions; being a Christian is about 
having the willingness to sacrifice all for the cause of God. Oak- 
wood College is made up of distinctive people that recognize all have 
sinned and come short of glory, yet all can make a difference in this 
world by submitting to the power of the Holy Spirit. 

As I reflect on the 2004-2005 school year, I am encouraged by the 
spirit of perseverance manifested through a year marked by unprec- 
edented world events, financial crises and personal trials and ob- 
stacles. We conquered those obstacles, renewed our relationship with 
Christ, and crossed over many Red Seas because of the hope we have 
in the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

It has been an honor to serve as the President of the United Student 
Movement. I will never forget the memories of the 2004-2005 
school year. I encourage you to keep pressing on, never give up, and 
above all remember that there is a deep well of hope in Jesus Christ. 
May God bless you and when He tests you, remember, "Through All 
things... Hope." 



Sincerely, 
Andrew Patterson 
USM President 




Charlisa Delancy 
Public Relations 




Francki Elve 
Organizational PR 




Nicole Haughton 
Assistant Acorn Editor 




Matthew Hiller 
Athletic Vice 




Christy Morgan 
Public Relations 




Reuben Roundtree III 
Religious Vice 




Erika Stuckey 
Senate Secretary 



Eva Michelle Wheeler 
Academic Vice 



EHsa Young 
Executive Secretary 



Phase III 



181 





Lynda Murphy, Charisse Rox, Kylah Allers, 
Summer Wood, Crystal Thompson 




Front Row: Tiffany Williams, Brittany Taylor, Joshua Nelson, 
Alyssa Valcin, Joy Anderson, Alina Mitchell, Regine Valcin, 
Second Row: Eijah Holness, Aiyana Davison, Adriel King,' 
Tamarha Hilaire, Willene Pierre, Tim Ongwela 




Keisha Mayers, Crystal Crain, Anthea 

Gibson, Nicole Carter, Tanya Defoe, Tiffany 

Wadley, Natalie Heath-Singletary 



Front Row: Talitha Hampton, Tanya Loveday, Amber Lawrence-Bullock, 
Shalisha Vanderhost, Makeda Hampton, Ronie Lubin, Shanae James, Brandi Sutton, 
Second Row: Bruce Bean, Ferdinand Sampson, Kris Wisdom, Donnie Bedney, Kelan 
Fielder, Eric Sumpter, Markel Reed, Theodore Thorpe, Michael Knight, 
Todd Windham, Chris Flowers, Michael Bookhardt. 

Third Row: Daniel Bedney, Donald Cooper, Stefanie Small, Vanessa Brown, Sheridan 
Allen-Perry, Cheryce Bone, Edith Suber, Megan Hicks, Erica Walker, Shanna Reid. 
Fourth Row: Kayus Dare, Armand Hutton, Devin Mercer, Mark Golson, Kennube 
Jones, Jarrett Roseborough, Dameon Parham, Julian Watkins, Sean Tillery 



'//■' ' ' ' '^0i^'^'/ '' ^ ' ^ ■ '/ '*" *;;^ 




Adrianne Artis, Jessica Williamson, 
Ashley Artis 








1 82 Phase III 



Front Row: Ashley Humphrey, Summer Wood, Cherie Dickerson 
Second Row: Lamar Cochran, Glen Brown 



reachi^m mP 




Walking through Blake Center on just the 
-ight day, one could be greeted by a member 
3f the Allied Health Club at a massage sta- 
:ion. This year, the club attempted to put 
into action the things they have learned and 
Drovide a service to the campus, as well as 
aise funds for club activities. According to 
\driel King, public relations officer of the 
Drganization, the club is "set up to prepare 
.IS the future." The club also aims to pro- 
mote awareness of the different professions 
:hat encompass the field of Allied Health 
and allow students in the department to in- 
teract with their future colleagues. In addi- 
tion to sponsoring visits to universities that 
Dffer advanced degrees in Allied Health, the 
3xecutive body plans to expose its members 
to a wide range of Allied Health professions 
in an attempt to show that Allied Health is 
"not only about massage." 




Front Row: Aiyana Davison, Cheryce Bone, Katie Roddy, Amber Boyd 
Second Row: Cedric Blue, Meade Adams, David Daniels, Steve Scott, 
Key us Dare 



^ 
^ 



^ 
^ 




^ 



Front Row: Christina "Mits" Barry, Robert Thompson, Keisha Bonner, 
Stephanie Jones, Jennifer Rugless, Jessica Brazier, Brittany Taylor 
Second Row: Steven Mathis, David Robinson, Steven 
McWilliams, Derrick Sabater 




Front Row: Marlene Victorian, Gerna Massillon 
Second Row: Hutchinson Joseph, Joshua Nelson 

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Community service forms a significant 




Front Row: Jermaine Blackman 

Second Row: Andre Gilbert, Stephen McCoy 

Third Row: Carlos Ray, David Tatum, Jeremy Laws, Javaris Snell 



part of the activities done by different 
campus organizations. Art & Soul and 
the Communications Club teamed up to 
bring joy to sick children during the holi- 
day season. The hearts of timid children 
melted once they heard the carols and saw 
the Christmas presents. To them, it didn't 
matter that the bearers of gifts didn't quite 



fit the vision of Santa Claus they had in 



their minds. As the members of Commu- 



nications Club and Art & Soul decked in 




Front Row: Al-J Edwards 

Back Row: Ann Jones, Avalla Goodin, Fatiyah Abdur-Rahman, 

Dorian Ward, Keisha Lamb, Stacy-All Rolle 



Christmas garb went from room to rooir 
at the Huntsville Hospital singing carols 
distributing gifts and talking with the chil- 
dren, the spirit of Christmas filled the air. 



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Front Row: Kylah Allers, Naomi Paul, Algernon Carrington, 

Linda Murphy, Tobi-ann Campbell, 

Back Row: Holly Small, Yolanda English, Nicole Stokes 




Front Row: Sheridan Allen-Perry 
V^^ Second Row: Michael Knight, Kamila McClean, Amber Boyd, 

^^ Allycin Powell-Hicks, Christina "Mits" Barry, Renee Dandy, Eric Sumpter 
Third Row: Kachiri Jackson, Dante Barron- Wright, Eric Canson, 
Elise Patrickson 
Fourth Row: Terrell King, Damion Miller 




■^ 



Ryan Reid, Kevon Hills, Nicole Lundy, Shakema Taylor, Kenneth 
Williams 



ami^^^ 




Jessica Lee, Jessica Brazier 




Joey Jenkins, Dora Young 




Sutania Bailey, Jewel Satterfield. 

Denise White, Km Wimberley, 

Tiffany Wilson 



Phase III 



185 





Keisha Prime, Deidra -Ann Leiba 




Jailyn Stone, Krystal Alleyne 




Marcia Woodson, Pierre Cantave 



"v^ Back Row: Floyd Green, Almonique Forbes, Jason Vanderpool, 
Michael Andrews, Saenya Grant, Stacy Ashmeade 
Front Row: Krystal Alleyne, Nichelle James, Fredine Daley 




Back Row: Samantha Bromfield, Danielle Jones, Tunishia Butler, 
Hermique Scarlett, Helen Williams, Crystal Grain 
Front Row: Abdelle Ferdinand, Raquel Everett, Jasmine Morris, 
Sharon Gooper, Lavina Seawright, Sharlee Walker 




Literature Evangelist Members 



1 86 Phase III 




lany might have underestimated the power of 
shirt, but Jessica Williamson, president of the 
lathematics and Computer Science Club, along 
ith her sponsor Mrs. Smith, strongly abided by 
le idea that club shirts were a powerful thing. 
or the Math and Computer Science Club 



lembers, the new addition to their wardrobes 



3ve served as a means of increasing club pride 
id as a form of publicity, hi addition to club 
iraphernalia, the club has been making moves 
Dth on and off campus. Even in its initial stage, 
le Mathematics and Computer Science Club 



oved to be a force to be reckoned with when it 



on the coveted second place prize at the Col- 



Re Days Fair for the creativity exhibited in its 



30th. The following semester, the members 
ere able to take advantage of the proximity of 
ASA and take an on-site tour of the Rapid Pro- 
ityping Lab. Although the club is still young. 



s beginnings show the start of a bright future. 




Back Row; Dana Daley, John Johnson, Joel Bohannon, Jeremiah Turner 

Fourth Row: Rhonda Simmons, Glacier 

Third Row: Pamela Mitchell, Asheena Kerth, Tracy Augustin, Mario Jones 

Second Row: Evelyn Morgan, Erica Scott 

Front Row: Marva Blanchard, Yvette Omosun, Domonique Bolden, Angela Washington 




Carmen Wright, Shoshanna Smith, Saenya Grant, 
Jessica WiUiamson, Adrianne Artis. 



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Children helping children. That's what struck Gavin Gaynair's attention when he saw a NAPS pre- 
sentation at his church in Kissimee, Florida. As he watched the emotional video, he was impressed 
by "young people doing the work of the great commission." Though he had had no previous plans 
to attend Oakwood College, the video provoked an interest in the institution and after a short time, 

Gavin would not only be a student here, but also Spiritual 

Committee Leader of NAPS. 

A few things took Gavin by surprise as he became involved 
with the organization. He didn't expect the NAPS office to 
be a tiny room in a comer in the Biology department, but was" 
encouraged to see that "God could use just what he needs" to 
get a job done. Nor did he expect that doing the work would 
^^^^M^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^ ^° ^^^y- ^^ recalled his previous work as AY leader at 

I I ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^1 his church and how difficult it was to get church members to 

go out into the community and minister to the world. Witl: 

NAPS, "the simplicity of the work was shocking." 

Gavin's experiences thus far have had a great impact on his life and his Oakwood experience. What 
he describes as "one of the greatest joys" in his life has allowed him to view things from an "eternal 
perspective versus an immediate perspective." Now, he is even more aware of Christ's return and 
the importance of maintaining a balance between the obligations of earth yet fervently focusing on 
the obligations of heaven. 



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Sherron Colgram, Lori-ann Jones, Lauren 
Lewis 




Nelson Beato, Kelli Lewis, Kachiri Jackson 
Laurlian Beato 




Cara LaBorde and Ciera Squires 




Front Row: Donald Bowers, Donald Cooper 

Back Row; Reggie Gracia, Eric Miller, Jonathan Braton, Alton 

Staples, Steven LaiHing, Adriel King, Dwight Nesbitt, Algernon 

Carrington 




Front Row: Sonnet Davis, Jessica Williamson, Shelton Stan- 
ley 

Back Row: Carmen Wright, Holly Small, Robert Byrd, Devin 
Jones 




Jerrick Warren, Meghan Prince, Lamar 
Cochran, Matthew Gray, Danny Bedney, 
Lamar Cochran, Donnie Bedney 



Aisha Sargeant, Dan Daniels, Helen Williams 



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le members of the Men of Distinction be- 



;ve that "reading is fundamental". Of the 
ousands of words in the Enghsh language, 
nacity and perseverance are two words they 
)pe to impart to the children in the Child 
evelopment Lab on our campus. 20 years 
ter its inception as an organization on our 
.mpus, the Men of Distinction were offi- 
ally reinstated as a sanctioned campus orga- 
zation this school year, due to nothing but 
ire tenacity and unrelenting perseverance, 
issionate about maintaining its roots as a 
rvice organization, the Men of Distinction 
ive sponsored a host of community service 
mtures, from nursing home visitation to a 
in-drive during Hurricane Francis. If you 
k though, they will tell you that the bi-an- 
lal read-a-thon is one of the most important 
them; and the one they plan to expand in 
e near future. 




. Officers: Toyin Ogunrinu, G. Huson Drakes, Toni-Ann Wright, 
Fedoria Rugless, Jayson Brooks 




Front Row: Noyle McPherson 

Back Row: Shemell Lespier, Antonnine Cooper, Josie 

Valentin, Ciiristiana Donald 




Ayanna Barber, Jason Breese, Jessica Hildebrand, Lori-ann Jones, 
Joelle Hall, George Ashley 



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Front Row: Raquel Black, Shakeema Taylor, Danita Lambe, Kylah Allers, 
Andrea Chetram, Lynda Murphy 

Second Row: Alyson Parker, Schinel Outerbridge, Keitha Trott, Christine 
Williams, Summer Wood, Shereen Caleb 

Third Row: Harold Jacobs, Brandon Tramel, Brandon Hargrett, Vilya Jack- 
son, Matthew Nicholson 




Stephen Mathis, Stephanie Jones, Natalie King, Derrick Sabater, 
Nicole Carter, Melissa Pohdexter, Erica Eddings, Cherie Dickerson, 
Brandon Rose, Jared Williams, Rochard Robinson 




The judge was poised and the jur 
members were prepared to hear on c 
the most infamous cases of the yeai 
Although this scenario could fit th 
script of any courtroom, ironicall} 



it described the courtroom set-u 



in the lobby of the History Depari 
ment. Annually, aspiring lawyei 



of the Pre-Law Society meet to tr 



the biggest case of the year; and thi 
year, it happened to be the Scott P^ 



terson Trial. Each side adamant! 



fought their case, presenting tli 
facts that were made public in hope 
of presenting a different spin ( 
developing an unthought of angli 
Although the end of the trial did n( 
bring a conclusive verdict, Stephe 
Saunders, defending lawyer, mail 
tained that the prosecution presente 



insufficient evidence to convict h 



client and had the trial conclude 



as planned, the final decision wou 



clearly be in his favor. 



Front Row: Carmen Ashford, Jaselle Martin, Kellie Smith 
Second Row: Lionel Gibbons, Jerrond Parker, Shernell Lespier, 
Third Row: Sheena Forde, Nkiru Umez, Eijah Holness 



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JaNae' Mills, Erica Eddings, Ashley Wilkins, Veneshia 
Slosh, Fanny Agbanyim, Anthony Barnes 




Front Row: Kennube Jones, Adrienne Clansy, Dana Vincent, 

Natalie Heath-Singletary, Lucy Douglas, Charles Rock 

Second Row: Moosgar Borieux, Wiliam Penick, Rodney Mendlas 




Front Row: Darla Cockfield. Joy Carter, Jazmyne McCalla- 
Floyd, Gelder Gamboa 

Second Row: Mark Howard, Erica Stuckey, Kathryn McNorton, 
Kimberly Satterfield, Lisa Taylor, Keisha Mayer, Reginald Exum 
Third Row: Joel Bohannon, Clifton McMillan, Ricky Hodnett, 
Adriel King, Asheena Keith, Joshua Nelson, Sidney Freeman 




Marisol Norris, Sherron Colgram, 
Abdelle Ferdinand 




Natalie Heath-Singletary, Nicole 
Carter, Anthea Gibson 




Anthea Gibson, Alyssa Valcin 



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Stevie Reynolds, Domonique Sanders, Eric 
Canson, Cerise Robinson 




Andrew Hudgson, Gladstone Brown 




Rebekah Jackson, Rhea Johnson, Meredith 
McFarland, Kimberly McFarland 



Dorenda Johnson, Lauren Rugless, Darnelle Lubin, Myron Hill, 
Nathalie Eloi, Charlisa Delancy, Leigherica Jones 




Danielle Alexander, Jasmin Cummings, Donnell Collins, 
Elsie Romilus, Tiaja Fletcher 




Back Row: Gwenne Gibbons, Brenda Morales 
Front Row: Alyssa Valcin, Janiel Bates 



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ince 1994 Voices of Triumph has truly lived 
p to its name by shouting to God with "voices" 
lat are "triumphant" over whatever it is that 
light separate one from his or her Heavenly 



ather. This student-run choir has maintained 



family atmosphere which has continued to 
mphasize worshipping God through glori- 



/ing His name. Although each year a new 



ader is responsible for the vision, the original 



lission has never died. Kristi Osi, Director of 



OT, expressed "that VOT seeks to spread its 



linistry through song with all who are willing 



) sing." In addition to its musical ministry, 




Back Row: Robert Thompson, Dwayne Wilhite, Julian Watkins, 

David Robinson, Wallace St. Louis, 

Second Row: Sherelle Palmer, Sarah Kennedy, Albert Turner, 

Jacquelyn Pinder, Aiyanna Davison, 

Front Row: Stephanie Jones, Jessica Brazier, Karintha Ragland 




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Back Row: Rodney Grissom, Hilari Saunders, Lelis Simmons, 
Guy Thevenin, Eustace Laurie 

Front Row: Tai DeShields, Reuben Roundtree III, Kerwin Jones, 
Jonathan Smith 



OT has sought to diversify its ministries to 



iclude a children's ministry, a nursing home 
linistry, and a ministry to assist other orga- 
izations around campus such as NAPS and 
Tkononia collect funds and donations to help 
/ith their missions. Voices of Triumph seeks 



fan the flame of the love of God in the hearts 



if all who hear and experience their ministry. 




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finally made it to college, but all the lessons 
from little league keep echoing in your head. Basi- 
cally everything you need for life was learned back 
then; now you just have to do it. The rules haven't 
changed. You still need to have heart to win, but a 
little bit of skill never hurt. Effort is great, and faith- 
ful fans w/// cheer you on, but everybody still loves 
a winner. The names changed, but the concepts are 
ithe same. Nowadays they call it teamwork, then it 

jwas described as playing well with others, sharing 

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jnow they say you talk trash. The better question is, 

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■colored outside the lines, now they tell you you're 

going out of bounds. Then, they put you in time out, 

now they're a little bit more straight forward and they 

put you on the bench. So if you haven't learned it 

by now, you still have a little bit of time. 




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The East-coast West- coast drama is back, only this time it's not Biggie and Pac, 
but rather Kobe and Shaq. While the feud between Shaq and Kobe has been tak- 
ing place for some time now, this year it all came to a head. What started out as 
the Lakers losing the finals to the Detroit Pistons heated up with the news of Phil's 
departure, and not long after, Shaq followed. Now the gloves are off, and the war 
is on. Three thousand miles of real estate has done nothing to simmer down the 
beef between the two. 

Bryant took the feud off the court and into Shaq's personal life when he told detec- 
tives in Eagle, Colorado that "he should have done what Shaq does ... that Shaq 
would pay his women not to say anything" and already had paid up to $1 million 
"for situations like this." 

In return, Shaq answei^ed with his own personal attack by stating, "I'm not the one 
bu}ing love," taking a shot by making reference to the multi-million dollar ring 
Bryant gave his wife, Vanessa, after he was charged with felony sexual assault last 
summer. 



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Congratudations Red Sox, you are the World Champions. "Red Sox World Champions"... I bet 
those are words that the Red Sox Nation never imagined they would utter. Every year it seemed they 
got tantalizingly close, but the curse of Babe Ruth would pull the rug from underneath them. 

Ridiculed and reviled through decades of defeat, the Red Sox didn't just beat the St. Louis Cardi- 
nals, owners of the best record in baseball; they swept them for their first crown since 1918. And 
when it came to Yankees, it seemed like business as usual. Down 0-3, the Red Sox made one of the 
most amazing comebacks in sports history. It couldn't have been scripted any better if they tried! If 
you're a Yankees fan, you're praying "Why oh why did we have to lose to the Red Sox like this? 2 
outs away from the World Series, up 3 games to zero and then lose in 7?" 

For better or worse, the Red Sox 86-year World Series losing streak did have some positive effects. 
For one, it drew the Boston fans closer. Indeed, any group of people tend to bond together in soli- 
darity during tough times. But now that the curse is officially over, what will Yankees fans cheer 
now? 



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TWe Indiana Pacers were up 1 5 points with less than a minute to go when Ron Artest fouled 
Detroit Pistons Ben Wallace. In retaliation to the hard foul, Wallace pushed Artest, and while 
it could have stopped there, one of the jeering fans, in support of his team, threw a cup of beer 
at Artest, who lay defenselessly on the scorer's table. Artest, known to have a short fuse, 
jumped into the stands and began attacking fans, and with the limited security on the scene, 
some fans figured either they were going to be heroes, or teach Artest a lesson. Soon after, 
Jackson jumped to his teammate's aid, throwing blows in every direction only to incite fans 
to throw anything that wasn't nailed down along with a few things that were. One fan was hit 
with a sliding cold-cock-jab from 6-11 Jermaine O'Neal. Once again it could have stopped 
there, and the cameras did, but the brawl continued all the way back to the locker-room. 

Who's really to blame? While commentators and fans go round and round debating, no con- 
sensus has been reached. At first talk the terrifyingly out-of-control Detroit fans were blamed, 
then the story was spun to blame the situation on mad Ron Artest and young disrespectful 
players. One thing is for sure, this scuffle will go down in history as the most infamous and 
notorious in the game of basketball. 



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Hockey went on strike. Yep, Hockey went 
on strike. In the minds of most people at 
Oakwood, that's a good thing, more time for 
basketball and football on Sports Center. But 
for the minority here and the rest of the world, 
let's talk about what you've really been miss- 
ing due to the stoppage. Nothing, absolutely 
nothing! 




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Just by looking you can't tell that the set is actually Matt Killer's apartmen 
or that his laptop doubles as the teleprompter. Why? Because you're too bus 
laughing at the Lowdarks and being awed by the Highlights. 

As Athletic Vice President, Matthew Hiller set a goal to "make the year the tigh 
est year ever." His first idea was to end the year with a sports banquet. "The 
I figured that I would need activities to present awards for," he said. Like mo 
great ideas, during a casual conversation with some friends, Matt came up wii 
his second idea and tied it to the first. Why not incorporate the concept of tl 
ESPN show Sportscenter with Oakwood, featuring the events and tournamen 
that would be awarded at the banquet? He wasted no time in building the ded 
cated team of students who worked along with him, and to whom he credited tl 
success of all the events. The team kicked the year off with the "King / Que( 
of the Wood" a one-on-one basketball tournament organized as rigidly as tl 
NCAA's. Other events have included the annual North-South-East- West gan 
and the Old School vs. New School Classic. Sportscenter has also been set 
feature intramurals, and the first OC Olympics. Sportcenter's first season wl 
capped off with the OCESPY's, (the OC version of the ESPN's ESPY awardsj 
formal awards banquet to honor the winners of the events. 



Student support for the Sportscenter activities has been overwhelming, not o: 
through attendance, but also through active student input on ideas for even 
Matt was proud to say that all ideas came from students. "You come to me, t( 
me what you want and it's done." 



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They invest time, energy, and and love. They 
sacrifice their bodies for the countless Tues- 
day and Thursday road games. They live 
for the roar of the home crowd on Saturday 
nights in the Ashby. The love they possess 
can't be measured; it can only be seen in the 
sweat residue on their jerseys and desire in 
their eyes. They are the Ambassadors. 



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At first glance, Carey McNorton, Jr., seems kind of shy: way too shy 
for an important, up-front kind of job like the "team manager" of the 
Ambassadors. In his book, he's a necessary part of the team: "I have a 
lot of small responsibilities that if I don't follow through on, the whole 
picture won't come together." Originally, Carey had planned to play on 
the basketball team, but found out he had really bad shin splints. Since he 
liked being around basketball, he stuck around and helped Coach Roddy. 
He wears a wide smile as he talks about his job, how he started as the infa- 
mous waterboy, and moved up to becoming team manager. Now his job 
is to "make sure that everything functions smoothly." 




You'll see him on the sidelines at every basketball game. His hands barely evettii 
touch the ball, but without him, there is no team. He didn't have time to play bal| 
officially, but when the ladies at the game mistake him for an injured player, h 
doesn't deny it. He just tells them he's "a vital member of the team." How vita 
is he? As vital as H20. Danny Bedney brings more than water to a thirsty team||)| 
He brings them refreshing confidence, encouraging them "to stick with it" anc 
work hard. He loves his job. In fact, what he likes most is "being with the team.' 
His roommate is on the team, his friends are on the team, and he also knows i 
few members through his brother. He hopes to gain some valuable experience; 
during his time with the basketball team and use the lessons learned in a career ii 
Sports Medicine. For now, he'll keep keeping the bottles full, set out the jerseys 
and encourage the players. 



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More than just pretty faces in the crowd, they've 
decided to be the main attraction. They decided that 
they'd Hke to play now, regardless of who has next. 
They have joined a small ban of troops whose battle 
fields are basketball courts around the South. The 
Lady Ambassadors do battle with an varied allotment 
of foes including Fisk University, Stillman College, 
and Rust College. They are a fearless group of 
warriors: and their perserverance is note worthy. 













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Forward Kelly Hart grabs a 
rebound over the Lady Flame 
from Freewill Bible Baptist 
College. 



The Lady Ambassadors gather 
for a team huddle before the 
start of the game. 



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Whoever said that queens were always dainty, didn't see the "Queen of the 
Wood" Basketball Tournament. While thirty-two ladies turned out to battle 
for the title over the course of three nights, in the end, two contenders fought 
fiercely. Not surprisingly, the two pitted against one another both hailed 
from the Lady Ambassador's squad. In the end Erica Marrow's dominat- 
ing inside presence would be too much for her fleet footed opponent Jessica 
Eliacin, allowing for Erica to be crowned reigning Queen of the Wood. 




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In the beginning there were many contenders, sixty-four to be exact, but in 
the end there could only be one "King of The Wood." The one-on-one bas- 
ketball tournament was a huge success, attracting men from across campus, 
each with one thing in mind, conquering the title of "King of the Wood." 
In the end, it came down to two, Billy Cox and Sheldon Bertram. The final 
game was hard fought, but in the end Sheldon would prevail. His strategy, 
the pure desire to win the game. When asked why he won so convincingly 
he responded, "I did it for Detroit. I had to let people know that Detriot 
deserves both the NBA and the Oakwood championship." 



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These would-be-kings must defend their 
opponents before they can defend their 
throne. 




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Defense wins championships, and this 
player understands that a good box-out 
is fundamental. 



Players often coach their own teams while play- 
ing or find a skilled coach to lead their team to 
victory. 



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It's late in the second overtime; the crowd is on edge as tneir star player 
approaches the freethrow line. One will tie the game, two wilrmn. This may 
be one of the few games that can't be blamed on the "refs." The crowd is 
split in half: one in silence while the other is screaming at the top of its lungs. 
Win or lose, who ever thought that this game would be possible or even this 
close? It's superstar studded SD III vs the blue color LMD. This year intra- 
murals can be defined in one simple statement, "Only the strong survive." 
Passed away are the division of A and B Leagues, because now there is just 
one. The strong teams feast on the weaker ones for huge victories, while 
trying to avoid upsets. Only time will tell who will come out on top. 




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rights, so players know that 
they must come correct. De- 
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but who you watch the game with 
that really matters. Students 
gather around the large screen set 
up between Wade Hall and Coo- 
per Complex to catch the game 
between the New England Patriots 
and the Philadelphia Eagles. Some 
bundle up and huddle together to 
battle against the cold. 




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Social Work 



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Computer Science 




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Psychology 



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Biochemistry 




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Biology 



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Theology 




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Elementary Education 



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Biology Education 




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participating in the annual senior presentation service. However, just like the issue over 
getting the Von Braun, a problem once deemed unsolvable was fixed and deserving 
seniors proudly marched down the aisle of the College Church, dressed in navy gowns 
and mortarboard hats, to be presented as potential candidates for graduation. The 
message, presented by Dr. Edith Fraser, provided encouragement, guidance, and wisdom 
to the campus. With one remaining semester before the official graduation services, the 
seniors were outwardly elated at the fact that they had made it so far. 





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The Von Braun Center was filled with emotion on May 8, 2004 as thousands of parents, well-wishers, [ 
and supporters filed in, some as early as 4:30, for the 2004 commencement ceremony. Proud smiles ' 
graced the faces of the graduates as they marched to their seats, led by class president Danielle Banks. 
The Commencement speaker. Dr. James R. Gavin 111, president of the Morehouse School of Medi- 
cine, delivered a message that was short and to the point, which ushered in the moment everyone was ) 
anxiously awaiting, the conferring of degrees. Despite President Baker's annual attempt to stifle the | 
rowdy excitement of the audience, family members and friends sounded noise-makers, clanked pots 
and pans, and blew whistles. The quieter audience members showed equal enthusiasm with banners, 
flags, and even fans bearing congratulatory messages to the graduate they came to support. As the 
parents watched their graduate walk across the stage, shaking a sea of hands, nothing else mattered; 
not the long registration lines, difficult tests and challenging teachers, nor the struggle undergone 
to find a decent seat in the VBC. At the end of the emotional night, one lucky lady got engaged, 
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lome graduation time, a marching card is a highly-coveted thing. It gives one the right to walk 
cross the stage; be it in the Von Braun Center, on the lawn between Wade and Cooper, or in 
le Ashby Auditorium. Possession of a marching card says two things: 1. The graduate has 
iiccessfully completed all the academic requirements that warrant him or her being granted a 
lachelor's Degree and 2. The graduate has met all the financial obligations due to Oakwood. 
Without a marching card, one may as well hang up his robe and figure out a way to break the 
ews to his family, right? According to Robert White III, no - you pray, and praise God anyhow. 

luring the Senior / Parent reception that kicked off the graduation celebration, Robert took the 
pportunity to testify despite not having a marching card and no way to pay Oakwood the $3,000 
would take for him to get one. He testified of the goodness of the Lord in his life and before the 
ight was over, he had something else to sing praises for. Somewhere in the crowd, the Holy Spirit 
Doke to the heart of a woman who had come to celebrate with two of Robert' s fellow-graduates. She 
'as moved by his story and decided to help with a check in the full amount of his outstanding debt. 

Undoubtedly, all the graduates that day had much to be thankful for, but it's almost inarguable 
) claim that more elation and thanksgiving could have come from anyone other than Robert and 
is family . 





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minor in Chemistry. Surrounded by a family of physicians, her 
exposure to and love of the world of Biology began at a young 
age and has compelled her to pursue a career in the medical field 
of radiology. 



"I bought these shoes for my high school prom. I would 
describe them as gold and tall with skinny heels; they are 
bright yet calm. They show my personality because they 
are nice, sexy and sleek. They say a lot without saying too 
much. They're not loud and flamboyant. Like this shoe, 
just by paying attention to how I act and look, much will be 
said about me." 



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Brandi RonShay Logan is a fourth-year student majoring in Biol- 
ogy with a minor in Chemistry. She has a passionate love for the 
Lord and enjoys singing, working out, nature, and traveling. Her 
love for children and interest in women's health has inspired her 
to pursue a career as an obstetrician / gynecologist. 



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"I bought these shoes for a wedding. They're black with straps 
that go in different directions. They're classy and sophisticated 
shoes, just like me. I'm a classy and sophisticated person. I 
would also describe them as a fun pair of shoes; I see myself as 
a outgoing, happy and fun person." 



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Courtney Joann Mosley is a junior Biology major. Amongst the 
many responsiblities of being a student, Courtney finds time for 
faith and fun. She is currently a member of Dynamic Praise, the 
Oakwood Biomedical Association and chaplain of Wade Hall. 
Courtney's love for children and passion for the human heart has 
lead her to pursue a career in pediatric cardiology 



"This pair of shoes can be described as red and strappy. The 
red in the shoes shows my boldness and my outgoing attitude. 
■iM m They show my diversity in the way they cross this and that 
~ " way. Also, because they are not a conservative pair of shoes, 
I they show my excitement and freedom to express myself." 



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Kimberly Denise Robinson is a junior Healthcare Administra- 
tion major who aspires to become a dermatologist specializing in 
African-American skin care. She is also interested in using her 
profession to serve low-income families. As an active member of 
her church and community, she participates in various programs 
such as feeding the homeless, volunteering, and singing. 



"I bought this pair of shoes from 5-7-9 because they were 
so cute and they were such a great deal that I had to have 
them! They are pink and black faux snake skin stilettos. 
They represent a lot of different styles and go with many 
settings. They are comfy and versatile. These shoes show 
that I can be fun when I need to be fun and casual when I 
need to be casual." 






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Kimberly Chamere Satterfield is currently pursuing a degree in 
Biology Education, and will then go on to pursue a Masters of 
Public Health in epidemiology. Due to her love for people and 
her desire to make a difference, Kimberly is involved in several 
on-campus organizations, including NAPS, a missionary relief 
operations group. 



"These shoes are white pumps with lace around the top. 
White is one of my favorite colors. I love them because 
they are soft, pretty, and pure-looking. These shoes show 
my personality therefore, when I think of these shoes I think 
of myself, I think of elegance. Also, I happen to look very 
nice in them." 



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After graduating from Oakwood, Junior Biology major Nina 
Charissa Dykes will go on to complete a medical degree and 
specialize in cardiology. Her interests include analytical writing, 
shopping, reading, and traveling. 



"I bought these pink pumps because I'd never seen this 
shade of pink and I knew no one else would have them. 
These are my favorite shoes and my favorite color. When I 
wear these shoes, I feel sassy and in control. I like how the 
shoe is different, and I like to think of myself as unique." 





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the ormnin^ 



The Miss Oakwood Pageant is more than beauty, talent, 
and the reward of a crown to me. I have learned the dis- 
tinct honor and privilege that representing the women of 
this institution truly holds. Becoming the embodiment of 
the excellence, intelligence, and elegance that the wom- 
en of Oakwood College possess is a daily honor for me. 
I find myself overwhelmed with the realization that this 
pageant was not just a competition; it really was a life 
changing experience. Participating in the Miss Oakwood 
pageant has been a personal extensive learning experi- 
ence for me. I have learned the true complex meaning 
of courage, strength, and endurance. During the process 
my potential has transformed into the exhilarating real-" 
ization of the power of my God given abilities. I am so 
thankful that God really does use ordinary people to do 
extraordinary things. 

When my name was announced as the queen for the 
2005-2006 academic year I experienced my moment in- 
time. In that moment I realized that I really was more 
than I ever thought I could be. The growth and special 
friendships that I have experienced with the other five 
"queentestants" will remain unforgettable to me. This experience has truly demonstrated that vision without action 
is merely a daydream. Action without vision is a complete nightmare. Vision with action can change the world. 
I would like to encourage the other beautiful young ladies of Oakwood College to participate in the Miss Oakwood 
Pageant. By making this decision they too may experience the rewards of serving as a beautiful example of the pow- 
er of the Christian Oakwood College woman. I want to acknowledge my mother (Grace B.J. Dykes), father (William 
E. Dykes), close friends, and entire family for their unconditional love and support for me. I want to thank all of the 
individuals who donated their funds, words of encouragement, and concern. I also want to specifically thank count- 
less others who have dedicated their time and effort to the legacy of the Miss Oakwood Pageant. 




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Alter fulfilling her dream of going to medical school, sophomore Biochemistry major, 
Tejumade Adesina hopes to become a dermatologist with a private practice. The pageant 
taught her many things, including the ability to persevere in the face of trials, and the honor 
of accomplishing a great work with her fellow contestants. 



"Uhe man^ thi^n^'M theif Mif^ a MaSm^me. 
m^ penmdi^t^ i^i one ytafihlnei'. " 



The ()n^tcdtr (eiS^pu thal^ 



cherie di^kemn 




Biology is much more than just Cherie' s major. " Through it I am constantly re- 
minded of the magnificence and beauty of the Creator." After medical school, she 
plans to practice in a yet undetermined area of medicine. During her career she hopes 
to be acive in mission work and sharing the love of Jesus witth her patients. 



^pMBcam, mnp^L 



^imer io§nip^ kmit^, ap^^uiipintanda pmoWe atuMe. 



As an Accounting major, it's only logical to think that Junior, Tanya 
Defoe, wants to be a CPA. In addtion to that, she hopes to receive a degree 
in Elementary Education and fulfill her desire to help autistic children reach 
their full potential. The Ms. UNCF Pageant was a great experience for her, 
not only because it assisted in financing her education, but also, that of oth- 
ers who have worked hard. 



Tmadm. Fm^M. lilkedthl^ihadee^pi^rpHeiiecmmLfmidi^^erenf 
pif^ike me. I'm n^Pilke ei/eqSdd^ eiie. " 



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"Anything worth something is not going to be easy to attain." The 
months of hard work and preparation involved with the pageant 
were a bit of a challenge for Stephanie, but in her opinion, it was 
well worth it. With a major in Communications, she hopes to one 
day become a news reporter, an anchor, and eventually a producer." 



"Theie 4hm^ are mp^ m tO^B and c&^er ka^mk^ and 
Irend^; andjMi^ilke m£, l^ pi^ fP P^e cidie. Aefilhurf 




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Junior Kristen wants to make a difference in the knowledge of health on the canfpus and the 
world, so she aspires to become a physical therapist. Of the many valuable lessons she has 
gleaned from the Miss UNCF pageant, she values what she has learned about what it takes 
to be a successful leader: determination, motivation, but most of all she has learned to keep 
God first. 



"Like many thin^i, they iay a idt^ahiame. The hn^Pmidr teUipu thaP 
my permattUj iJ ene thaf^mek The ^nder Up diipky^ my determmaUon 
and(,dcia: The ihorT, idphoiUcated heei ihom- my i/enaUidy king- adCe tif p 
mtd f,tinmiand mf,drmai ieUlna-i Theie ihoei are m£. " 




e^Me mmi(u/. 



Sophomore, Elsie Romilus believes in education for all, especially for African -Americans. 
"Everyone should have the opportunity [to pursue] an education." After completing a 
BSW and an MSW, she hopes to use what she has learned in different ways including to 
reunite broken familes, and to ultimately be of assistance to the world. 



'Theie tm ihoei kn^demk m£ kcauie I'm dt^^erenf. lean k comprOiiik 
kit' at the Mme Ume nice The variety ^/ mtdri iheml'm ijri§ht and ^idt 



carri£ MmeM 

Affectionately known as "Muffin," Junior Business Management major, Carrie Singleton 
plans to pursue a career in Corporate Law. Along the way she will receive her JD/MBA 
and plans to work for a Fortune 500 corporation. As an established businesswoman and 
successful corporrate attorney, she will open law firms to serve as a consulta nt for firm s 
dealing with both legal and management issues. 



4ummer i^md 

"I am only one, but still I am one. I can't do everything, but still I can do something." 
Junior, Summer Wood is pursuing a degree in Business Administration. Her career goal 
is to work in the field of human capital management consulting. Summer believes that 
education is the key that opens many doors, and is thankful for the opportunity to help at 
least one person open the door to their dreams. 




Natalie, a sophomore, majoring in Biology with a minor in Apparel Design 
hopes to receive a doctoral degree in Public Health with an emphasis in 
bioterrorism. She describes herself as determined, and says that the Miss 
UNCF Pageant has allowed her to grow "spiritually, mentally, and has in- 
creased her willingness to help others." 




"Theie are "Munmer " ihee}: ^m. . .yet. . cMy ' 



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Theje Jhm are my iephiBcated and ^an They have a certain edf td 
them. They ihdw that I am i^phurmted yet I can Bit have ^un " 



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Cherie Dickerson 




This past year, nine ladies were in the running to be- 
come Miss UNCF. Our mission was to raise monies to support 
the United Negro College Fund in awarding scholarships to 
thousands of deserving African- American students in pursuit 
of a higher education. Through the generosity of so many, I 
was able to raise the highest amount and now have the privi- 
lege of serving as your Miss UNCF 2005. ~~i 

As Miss UNCF, I will attend Nationals and represent 
Oakwood among the other 38 UNCF schools while competing 
for the national crown. I will also participate and assist in the 
planning of alumni weekend and the UNCF Gala. I will con- 
tinue to work with our outstanding Pre- Alumni Council to raise "" 
funds for UNCF. Finally, I will plan the next coronation and 
recruit ladies to participate, in an effort to stimulate the interest 
in the progress of UNCF. 

My desire is to help my fellow Oakwoodites recognize 
their infinite possibilities, and realize that "a mind is a terrible 
thing to waste." I wish to encourage others to follow the plan 
that God has placed on each of their lives, set an example of 
what God can do through one who is willing to submit to Him 
in service and love, and represent Oakwood College as a place 
preparing students not only for excellence, but for eternity. 
-."For He who has begun a good work in you, will complete it— | 
until the day of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:6 

Cherie Danielle Dickerson 
Miss UNCF 2005 




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Our Dearest Alyson, 



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We give thanks to God for you and all He has allowed you to accomplish. You have been diligent in your studies; you 
have risen above all obstacles; and we can say with certainty that the strength of the Lord has sustained you and given 
you the victory. You have made Him the center of your joy; you have rested on His promises; and He has rewarded! 
your trust in Him. 

As you begin the next phase of your life journey and educational pursuits, we pray that you will continue to stand for 
Jesus, confident that what He's done for you already, He'll do again! Daily surrender your all to Him, and allow Him 
to lead you all the way. And always remember that you can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you. 

We are so very proud of you. Congratulations on your graduation from college! 

With lots of love always, 

Mommy, Daddy, Shelly 

and your entire family 




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You HAVE WHAT IT TAKES! 

Rhonda Stephens CJ. Henry 



Congratulations Rhonda! 



We are so proud of you ! 



p r& ud 

Keep God first in all of your goals. 



We love you. 



Dad, Mom and Big Brother John Stephens 



Hi C.J. 

We are proud of you. 
Through sickness and physical pain 
You were determined to succeed and 
You've done it. Congratulations! 
Way to go. You have what it takes 
to succeed. God bless you.. 



Love, 

Mom, Dad 

Lor, Jen and Lester 




Qon(^YahAiitm\s 



-from Dorothy McLeod 



Eunice & Eva Michelle Wheeler 



Cong^iilations 

XMSS 



kwood College 

200ST 




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m„!afianv 



Giselle Kadisha Havlin 





You have made it, and we are proud of you and all your 
achievements throughout the years. Your determination 
and hard work have finally paid off. I've watched you 
grow throughout the years. I've seen your fears and dried ^' 
your tears. You' ve fought the good fight. You' ve achieved 
the great height. You've won the race you set out to face. 
You believed you could fly. You believed you could touch 
the sky, now spread your wings girl and fly, fly fly high. 

't 

We're proud to know that you are our daughter. I 



With love from Mom, Dad, your brother Julian and your Aunt Vena. May God's richest 
blessings go with you. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." 





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Experience 



Fanny Agbanyim 




The ^e^/i^fi^V#c^^ was 



while it lasted. 



but now its {iM4 



to gain ^##t/kf^i/' one 



Donald Lew Bedney, III 



To Our First Born Son 

Donald Lew Bedney, III 

"Donnie" 

It is hard to believe 4 years have 

passed by so quickly ! 

Well it is true Son, they have. 

We are so proud of you 

and your accomplishments. 

As you graduate, always 

Keep God first and 

He will surely 

"direct your path." Proverbs 3:6 

We Love You, 
Daddy, Mommy and Danny 



We Wmi io Wisli %u ilie Besi 




Veneshia Slosh 



Congratulations Veneshia on successfully reaching another goal set for yourself. You have always been blessed with 
the drive to do well and God keeps coming through for you more and more as you trust in Him. We, your parents 
and entire family, want to wish you the best as you come to the end of this chapter in your life and embark on the 
next challenge, Law School. Remember that the God who brought you this far will take you much further... He did 
not bring you to this point to leave you. With God we, your family, will also be by your side. We love you dearly. 

Mom and Dad, 

Keisha and George 

with Edwin and Dominique, 

Taneshia, Maxine, Maxwell, Jr. 




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Tour "Beautiful , (Contagious ^mile 

Toyiii Adeyemi Ogunrinu 





Congratulations!! "ATOYEN" 



Right from birth, your h^^^tif^i smile was 
contagious and gave us so much love. Watch- 
ing you grow and maturing into a B€%.ikiitiii 
young lady is such a delight. You are the 
sunshine that gives us hope, faith, more 
r(f/^ and joy every time we see and hug you. 
"f^^fif, May God continue to bless you with 
years of unlimited ^f^£/if^^^. Amen. 



Love, 

Your Entire Family 




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Jessica Lee 




Love, 

Daddy & Mommy 




We are m^pr&ud &(pii( 


M aiitft^ m^ackn'mM§e Htm and 


He ^ii dlrecP tfi^ patki 




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Congratulations! Class of 2005 






-^^M?^ 




It has been a blast these last four years ! I have enjoyed every minute of it. As you 
the world, remember that if you go with God, He will go with you! I love you, 

(Eva Wheeler, The Mother.) 



lead out into 
Mommy! 



Ewt^ Wheeier 




Em MUiheiie 




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Congratulations Allycin, 

To our beautiful, intelligent, and ambitious oldest daughter. 

You are blessed and loved by us. 

May God continue to influence your future. 

We are proud of you! ! 

Love, 

Dad, Mom 



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Drs. Calvin & Cynthia (Powell) Hicks 




Ally. 




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I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU ARE ^p 
CRADUATING. THE TIME HAS 
GONE BY SO FAST. HOW 
LONG DOES GRAD SCHOOL 
LAST? I'M STILL USING YOUR 
STUFF. 



SHELBY 





we are thrilled that our first 

grandchild is the third generation 

to graduate from oakwood 

college, we are truly blessed. 

Grandma Al and papa joe 

(CH. col. JOSEPH AND ALICE POWELL) 





To MY DARLING GRANDDAUGHTER ALLYCIN 

ON THE EVE OF YOUR GRADUATION MY PRAYER FOR YOU IS THIS: 

MAY THE AMAZING GRACE OF COD AND THE 
EXTRAVAGANT LOVE OF jESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR AND THE 
INTIMATE INDWELLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BE WITH YOU NOW 

AND FOREVER. 

All my LOVE 

CRANDMA VI 

(Mrs. Viola hicks) 



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My Baby Boy " 



Joseph Bums 




Limitations of Life 

Limitations are like traveling on a road, 
So you must always carry a map. 

If your journey is interrupted 
You will be able to find a detour. 

Limitations in the road are meant to teach 

You how to increase your speed and drive through them or 

To know how and when to drive around them. 

One limitation might be a bump in the road and 
You may be able to drive right over it without difficulty. 

Another limitation may be a large object in the road and 

You have to swerve around it, 

But you may not have to change your course. 

A further limitation may be a road block and 

You may have to reduce your speed or experience a delay, 

But you still may be able to continue on your present course. 





There may be several additional limitations that may cause you to 

delay or postpone your trip for a while. 

The important thing to remember about the limitations of life 

Is that you should always set your destination. 

With God in view and continue your trip, 
Even if you have to deviate from your course. 

Just, change your route 




I am so proud to be your "mommie'' 

Love Always, 

Ozella Faison-Bums 




Grandson, always remember this: 

Jesus said, "If I have faith as small as a 
mustard seed, I can say to this mountain, 
'Move from here to there' and it will move. 
Nothing will be impossible for me." 
Matthew 17:20 
Love Always, 
Grandma Thelma Faison 



Jamon, 



We are so proud of you and your 
accomplishments. Keep on the 
path and continue to set a good 
example for others to follow. We 

love you. 

Auntie Jean, Uncle Rob, Auntie 

Mae, and Auntie Lisa 



"Without faith it is impossible to please Him 
for he who comes to God must believe that He 
is and that He is a rewarder of those who 
diligently seek him." Hebrew 1 1 :6 
Love, 
Great-Grandma Mon-Mon, Aunt Betty, 
Aunt Bessie & Uncle Luther, and Uncle Jake & 
Aunt Celia. 



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We ceiekale ivi^th mn 



Erinn RufT 




Where fm^ the Um §Gm? 



Seems like just the other day we took you to Oakwood to start college and join 
Gabrielle. God is so good and we thank Him for bringing you successfully to 
this milestone. We know that He has a special plan for your life post-Oakwood 
and in time, He will show you. Just trust Him, and keep pressing on. 

We tire p[^ 

We o&H^^aluiate pU' 
We ceiekate mtfppi^ m thiA fecial &c(mm 




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onQkafi^lafloni, iMitl ^ooi 



t>ia'(Mauia 



Maisha Baker 



We are so proud of you and are expecting great things. But 
remember, it profits a man nothing if he gains the whole 
world and loses his soul. So keep your hand in the hand of 

the LORD. 




Daddy, Mommy & Fred, Jr. 



A text for your life: 

Piclm 37:4.6 



"Delight yourself also in the LORD and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way 



to the LORD trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass." 
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Continue to excel 

Nicole Haughton 



For a special daughter and sister, 




Congratulations as you reach another milestone in your life. 
We know you will continue to excel no matter what course 
your life takes. Allow God to pave the way as you continue 
to take the road less travelled. The journey will indeed ex- 
ceed your expectations. 



We love you Nicole. 




Tkis IS iust the hecji 

Jose{)h Burns 

Jamon, 

We are so proud of you ! 



I know that you have had some trying times 
throughout these last three years, but I must say you 
have truly overcome. You are the best husband and 
father a person could ask for. Pumpkin this is just 
the beginning! .u^^^i 



Yea, 

Wifee & "The Kids" 




7 NemDmM... '' 




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Joseph Bums 



I never doubted for a moment that you would turn out to be. . .the man that God has planned for you, to 
triumph over those who doubted and attain ultimate victory. The road has been far from easy, but that 
we already knew to be true... for you wouldn't give up and attempted to stand firm, knowing that God 
would only see you through. I remember looking back when we were younger and my always claiming 
to be... one of your shadows, I'd be walking in your shoes, for when they saw you, they'd surely see 
me. I've always admired your nonchalantness and ability to remain calm. . .the way you'd fuss and love 
me just the same, there was always something about our shared bond. There were days that I cried, not 
knowing your status or couldn't hear your voice to tell me it would be alright. . .1 was your baby sister, 
your baby girl and even though I made you sick, for me you would always put up a fight. . .You'll always 
be that person, that true friend in my life to whom I can turn. . .that big brother, father figure I've needed, 
to laugh with, cry on or even talk to about letting things bum. Thank you for loving me unconditionally, 
never giving up on me and looking past my faults... as your little sister, I am so proud to claim you as 
mine, for you were that light shining from God when this little girl could've been lost. 

'U Brd-' m Vmr Gradmtlm 0^2005 

Your Baby Sis, 
Misha 



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Cm^raPwfaPi^e'ni/. Terri/tf 



Jen^ond Parker 



We thank God for you and your achievements 




You've come a long way, Baby 



Love Ya, 
Dad, Mom & Kev 



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Ubi£(}okih(iUb\ 



Stefanie Small 



St^anU: 



Congratulations on receiving your degree. Keep looking up. Remember Philippians 4: 13. 



'I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." 



We are proud of you. Tflo 




d 



We ctRe ^o pRQu^ of you! 




Segun Michael Olaye 



Congratulations, Segun Michael Olaye. We are so proud of you! 



Remember to: 



"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding. 
In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. 



-pROVCRBS 3!^, 6 



L 



ove 



Mom, Brother Toyin, Robert, and "Aunt Leslie" 



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may ^o^ BLe^^ you 

Aswad Maundy 

CoN^RatuLatioN^ a^v^a^! 

^o^ Ha5 BROu^Ht you to ^Ra^uatiojsr. 

Praise His Holy Name. Many thanks to all well-wishers 
especially BETH-EL, Family, your aunts and uncles. Skyline Dr 
neighbors, the Trotmans, the Braithwaites, Brother, Cale, Diana, 
Tyla, and Marnell to name a few. A great big appreciation to your 
sister Aisha for all she did over the years. Continue making good 
choices. May God bless you and all the graduates in this world 
and meet Jesus in the next. 

youR mom^ 
myRtLe 

uL lest is mi to come 

' Marjean Howard 

Jim venij fimJ we ane 0} ijml 

But more important than anything 

you will ever achieve is your commitment 

to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior! 

The best is yet to come if you continue 

to make Him first, last, and best in your life. 

Jieven j^fi^ei wIk^ pu ^ne and IVk 




sse pu am 



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Kim' Pearson 



2005 Graduate 



Coi\^ra}vUkk^iofii 



Trust in the Lord with all your heart. 

Do not depend on your own undersatnding. 

Seek His will in all you do and He will direct your paths. 



you Have fouc^Ht a c^oob ^ic^H t ^ 

Keith Russell ^^ 

Qongratulationsl ,^ 

Keith Sexton Russell II 



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College graduation is a monumental milestone in life and your 

family is extremely proud of your accomplishment. 
You have fought a good fight, ran an amazing race, and have ^-/h^ 
conquered your goal. As you step up onto your next platform j^? 
in life, may God's hand continue to guide and protect you! k 



Proverbs 3:5-6 






"JA(^ 'V^eapon that is formed against you shall prosper...' 

Isaiah 54: 17 V*^ 



Lo\«.,/I^OM 




Vsre L 



ova you^ 



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pop 
Big 5i5teRS Kei5Ha aN^ CRyStaL --y 

'^J>^ •Hr^i^ •jffr^i^ ^ 



CmaraPu^CaM^. MifSm 



Keith Russell 



Keith Sexton Russell II 




Vm are m^ miMe and m^ mei&d^, I tire pii. 



M&mnt^. 



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itlonLl 




Rachel Lemons 



Our Dearest Daughter Rachel Nicole Lemons 



We are so proud of you and your accomplishments! You have always set high standards 
for yourself and have always achieved your goals from being on the Dean's List for the 
past four years, spending a year in Spain to become fluent in Spanish, graduating with a 
double major in Finance and International Studies, spending six weeks in Brazil to learn 
Portuguese, and undertaking the task of being the Editor of the Yearbook. 

Rachel, you are a remarkable young woman with God-given abilities and talents. You 
have been steadfast and unmovable and never one to back down from a challenge! 

Congratulations and remember "In all thy ways acknowledge God and He will direct 
your path!" 



Love 




Af/m G&dt^ kid 

We are all so proud of your accomplishments 

Stay as kind and as sweet as you are. 

Now, step back and allow God to lead. 

Md^m, Tdad, Cari^ie, J upturn, aii pid^r u^mie^, 



Jessica Brazier 





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Being Editor is more than just 
carrying a title. 



I love a challenge! And sometimes 

loving your job is enough to get the 

job done. 



When love isn't enough to keep the 

affair going, sometimes responsibility 

and dedication are necessary. 



JMlUMXl^. 



Nobody remembers anybody who 
almost finished a marathon. 



FE3E.UAE.Y 1 

Finishing is such sweet sorrow. 



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The 2005 Acorn, volume 52, was published by Ihe United Student Movement at Oakwood College and printed by Walsworth Publishing 
Company. The staff would like to extend an enormous thanks to our attentive and supportive Walsworth Publishing representative Mrs. 
Thorun Zitner-Crawford and our loving, opinionated, and always supportive sponsor, Ms. Ramona Hyman who was always willing to lend 
a helping hand. 

publication 

8 1/2X11 size 

:es 
1700 copies 

cover 

applications: customer designed 

cover material: 120 pt board, black linen, embossed and hot foil stamped with royal blue hot foil 

vellum dividers: frosted llyleaf heavy printed with royal blue spot color 

theme concept: miles rashad & rachel lemons 

design: rachel lemons 

endsheets: cobalt blue printed with black ink 

printing 

paper stock:80# legend gloss 

typography 

fonts used: AWPC Emilee, AWFC Chelsea, AWPC Times, AWPC Jasper, AWPC Daria, AWPC Daisy, AWPC Wanton 

photography 

individual student portraits were taken by Phillips Studio, Huntsville, AL 
photographs were shot digitally on a Nikon D70 

the 2005 Acorn was produced using InDesign 2.0.2, Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop 6.0 on Mac Computers 

the Acorn is a student publication that has been the official yearbook of Oakwood College for 56 years and 52 volumes, 
editorial content does not necessarily reflect the views and stance of the College, 
copyright 2005, the Acorn staff, USM and Oakwood College. All rights reserved. 

ACORN YEARBOOK.Oakwood College.7000 Adventist Boulevard.Ford Hall. Room 204.Huntsville.AIabama.35896 






Walsworth Publishing Company 

306 North Kansas Avenue / Marcellne, Missouri 64658 USA 



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